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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung g Tuesday March O 5 Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press I managed a team that was so bad we considered a 20 count on the batter a Rich Donnelly Pittsburgh Pirates coach In the news Canyons Hargrove nets second tournament title Kevin Hargrove a Canyon High School senior defeated Tim Shuler of Clemens High School 75 75 to capture the champi onship in boys singles in a duel match with Clemens on Thursday Hargrove who is state ranked in the top 10 by USTA was the singles champion last week at the Kerrville Tournament Clemens claimed victory in the other boys singles match and both boys dou bles Canyon won both girls doubles matches with Woollven and Scarbrough defeating Malmgren and Kankin 64 76 and Drueger and Woollven defeating Bruno and Peirson Clemens won both girls singles matches The team will travel to Fredericksburg on Friday for a weekend tournament Califomian wins LPBT Tournament at Comal Bowl Nlkki Gianulias of Vallejo California took home the first prize on Sunday at the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tours Southwest Regional Open at Comal Bowl in New Braunfels Gianulias scored 828 points and totaled pins More than 50 of the nations top women bowlers competed in the tournament which began on Friday Tish Johnson of Northridge California and Ann Marie Duggan of Edmond Oklahoma were second and third with scores of 820 and 723 respectively Rachel Perez of San Antonio was sixth with 399 and total pins Registration continues for Hummel Golf Tournament Golfers can still sign up to play in the Hummel Museums Golf Tournament set for Landa Park Course on Friday March 29 and many local businesses and individuals have made contributions to this tournament to make it a success The competition starts at 8 Registration fee is per person for a four man team which includes green fee cart rental lunch and prizes Tournament Chair Frank Schaeffer has assembled a wide array of sponsors and prizes for the tournament including a hole in6ne prize 1996 Ford Ranger XLT cour tesy of Bluebonnet Motors on the par 3 hole No 9 Tickets will be sold for the museums Hummelfest Raffle Prizes include a signed Ben Hogan sculpture by Paul Tadlock of New Braunfels and two roundtrip airline tickets compliments of Continental Airlines and Rennerts New Braunfels Travel For more information call or pick up an entry form at the Hummel Museum Optimists club golf tourney set for March 30 The New Braunfels Optimists will kick off the first annual Friends of Youth Golf Tournament Saturday March 30 at Rebecca Creek Golf Course northeast of Spring Branch Deadline for registration is March 23 Proceeds from the tournament will benefit local youth scouts Little League teams Boys State programs bicycle safety cours es a Youth Appreciation Banquet and fund ing for scholarships 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 1 Monday and Wednesday 56 Ages 47 9 Tuesday and Thursday Ages 811 0 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 moe information call Pencil or Phil for more information 210 6259105 or 625 4957 On the move Defender Travis Baker and the New Braunfels Unicorns will try to work the outside lanes against Austin Bowie tonight in the second round of the boyss soccer state playoff HeraldZeilung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Real test faces NB tonight in playoffs B7 THOMAS GODLEY Thp Anciin THOMAS GODLEY lorts Editor Getting past the Hays Rebels in the fi st round of the state playoff served more as a warmup for New Braunfels The Unicorns cruised to a 30 lead last Fiday and used the second half to hone the passing game They will find out how those skills latch up against a highercaliber oppo nent in the second round The Austin Bowie Bulldogs stroll into Unicorn Stadium today for a playoff game NBHS coach Bob Rodriguez knows goals will not come as easy against the Bulldogs It gets tougher as you go up the ladder in the Rodriguez said Bowie is a physical intense team They like to come you at The Unicorns have posted four straight shutouts including a 90 win over Boeme and are peaking late in the season The Unicorns enter with a healthy con tingent having come out of the Hays games without injuries The key to success against the Bull dogs will be the ability to get to theout side lanes and control the tempo We cant get into a track meet with Bowie because that would be to their Rodriguez said Austin Bowie had a week to rest after winning the District 49 title and earning a bye in the first round Tech gains respect LUBBOCK Texas AP With one monster slam dunk Texas Techs Darvin Ham captured the national attention and respect that the Red Raiders had sought all season Hams destruction of a Richmond Coliseum backboard during Sundays 9273 victory over North Carolina in a secondround NCAA East Regional contest has been featured by virtually every sports media outlet in the coun try Enlarged photos of the shattered backboard shards of glass covering the court graced the sports pages and front pages of numerous newspapers It was a heckuva play to go up and dunk over two guys who are like 6 Ham said But I wonder what would have happened had the backboard not shattered If the back board didnt shatter no exposure It just makes me want to do some thing else exciting but I dont know if I can top that Maybe Ill have to make the ball Ham and the Red Raiders are guar anteed a marquee spot in the 1996 Mens NCAA Division I Champi onship highlight reel regardless of what happens from here on out But for Ham who pushed his schoolrecord dunk total to 115 with four Ham Slams against the Tar Heels it was only one of many People are really Ham said Monday as he gath ered for practice in Lubbock CMS gymnasts hits triple gold From staff reports Stacey Mardock an eighth grader at Canyon Middle School brought home three gold medals and a silver medal at the annu al Pikes Peak Cup in Colorado Springs Colorado on March 8 The Pikes Peak Cup hosted more than 40 gyms from through out the nation and abroad including teams form France Competing in the Level 9 division Mardock captured first place in the vault floor exercise and in the allaround category with a total score of 36 Mardock will advance to Level 10 then move on to the Elite Level at the end of the season in April On March 22 Mardock will compete against Level 9 com petition at the state meet in Houston She is favored to score in the top percentage of that meet and qualify to move on to the regional championships in Richardson in April The Level 9 com petition ends after regionals with Level 10 and Elite gymnasts advancing to national competition About 200 Elite gymnasts from across the nation will compete for a place on the Olympic team Mardock 14 trains 21 hours per week at Capital Gym nastics in Austin Rangers Unicorns halted in playoffs From staff report c HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Smithson Valley forward Dawn Gibson left moves past an Austin Bowie defender in persuit of a goal The district runnerup Rangers lost 51 on Monday night i The playoff roads came to an end for i the New Braunfels Unicorns and Smithi son Valley Ranger girls soccer teams on Monday Too much talent and experience proved to be an lethal combination as the Round Rock Lady Dragons topped New Braunfels 60 Meanwhile Austin i Bowie handled the Rangers 51 to move i on to the third round of the playoffs The Rangers 1072 could not keep pace with the Lady Bulldogs as Haley Adcock scored the Rangers sole goal Round Rock which defeated Austin High School 40 in the first round wast ed no time jumping out to a 40 lead at halftime and finishing with an 183 edge in shots on goal Despite the defensive efforts of Sum mer Scheel Patty Jo Maxey Laura Schultz and Sarah Burke the Lady Dragons stayed in front in the second half NBHS coach Joey Trevino said the loss was disappointing but he took it in stride knowing the Unicorns will return in full force next season We have just about everyone return ing for us next Trevino said We overcame a lot of adversity this season and won the district championship Thats a major step Were proud and the girls are already talking about work ing hard this summer and taking that next step in the Spurs notch 10th in a row Robinson scores 32 to hold off Warriors By The Associated Press Submitted photo Stacey Mardock continues to advance in her gymnastic pur suits The CMS student will compete at state this week SAN ANTONIO AP One of the biggest reasons for the San Antonio Spurs 10 game winning streak also is the smallest point guard Avery Johnson The 5foot11 Johnson had a seasonhigh 17 assists Monday night as the Spurs defeated the Golden State Warriors 10498 Tonight was our toughest game over the last said Johnson who has led San Anto nio to a 215 record this season when he has double figures in assists We didnt have much energy and it showed late in the Johnson added This was definitely not one of our better out ings but we got the win Our main concern right now is to perform well at this time of San Antonio won for the 15th time in 17 games Many of Johnsons assists went to Game glance GOLDEN STATE 98 Sprewell 71534 17 713 1416 Willis 25 22 6 Coles 5112213 Armstrong 613 22 14 Kersey 24 00 4 Seikaly 613 66 18 Barry 36006 Marshall 13 Churchwell 00 00 0 DeCierq 11 CK Rozier 00 00 0 Totals 4084 1620 SAN ANTONIO 104 Elliott 813 2319 510 0010 Robinson 1224 811 32 Del Negro 814 00 17 Johnson 31100 6 Person 48 0012 Rivers 34 00 6 Perdue 0122 2 Alexander 00 000 Totals 43851216104 Goiden State 28 26 25 San Antonio 24 42 26 12104 3Point Rinfo 5MO Spurs center David Robinson who had 32 points and 14 rebounds With 18 games remaining in the regular season the Spurs are holding on to the second seed in the Western Conference Sports briefs NEW YORK AP Chicagos Dennis Rodman the NBAs leading rebounder was suspended for six games and lined by the league for headbutting a referee and other outbursts after being ejected from a game Rodman headbutted referee Ted Bernhardt knocked over a water cooler stripped off his jer sey and shouted obscenities before leaving the court during Saturday nights victory at New Jer sey Along with his fine and an auto matic fine for his ejection Rodman will lose about in salary for each game he is suspended That means the incident will cost him a total of TULSA Okla AP Reggie Garrett scored 30 points as 14thseeded Oklahoma City beat No 1 Georgetown 8680 for its fourth NAIA title and second in three years Oklahoma City finished the season 326 Georgetown 363 was defeated while coach Jim Reid was hospitalized in Lexington in serious condition Georgetown officials have declined to specify his WICHITA Kan AP Randy Smithson a top junior college coach who played for his father at Wichita State was introduced as the schools coach Smithson replaces Scott Thompson who resigned Feb after four seasons Smithson whose father C ene coached the Shockers from 197886 is 2p95 in 11 seasons at Butler County Junior College SAN FfU JMCISCO AP San Francis co withdrew it request to hold the 1999 Super Bowl and will instead concentrate on 2001 or 2002 when it lopes to to have a new stadium The NFL will meet in October to discuss the 2000 game as well as a replacement site for the 1999 game N spokesman Joe Browne said the finalists fo those games are Atlanta Tam pa Miarri Arizona and Los Angeles The league granted San Francisco the 1999 game with the proviso that million be spent on upgrading Candlestick Park SEATTLE AP NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabuc has summoned Seahawks pres ident Dave Beliring to New York on Friday The workouts beg in in the former Rams Park and Tagliabue wants to know why the team cant train at its usial camp in KirkJand Behring announced Fel 2 that he intends to move to the team to South rn California OAKLAND Calif AP Backup quar terback Billy Joe Hobert signed a multiyear contract with ihe Oakland Raiders Hobert 25 appeared in four games in 1995 including the season finale against Denver KEARNEY Neb AP Former Nebras ka nose tackle Christian Peter was convicted of disturbing the peace for grabbing a woman around the neck at a bar this month Peter 23 a senior cocaptain for the two time national champion Comhuskers entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor charge in Buffalo County Court and was found guilty He is scheduled to be sentenced May 21 and could be jailed for up to three months and ordered to pay a fine On Jan 5 Peter completed an 18month pro bation in Lancaster County Court He had plead ed no contest and was sentenced to probation in the 1993 thirddegree sexual assault of a former Miss Nebraska at a Lincoln bar OAKLAND Calif AP A group of retired players has sued major league baseball saying they are being cheated out of royalties from sales of baseball cards films and other memorabilia Pete Coscarart 82 an infielder with Brooklyn and Pittsburgh in the 1930s and 1940s filed two suits in Alameda County Superior Court that seek to represent more than 800 retirees and their heirs as class actions Astros9 Hudek flashes in style By The Associated Press K1SS1MMEE Fla AP Some major league players wear garish gold chains flashy pendants or other jewelry during games John Hudek has taken that custom to a new level The Houston Astros reliever who had a rib removed last year to allow better circulation in his pitching ami has fashioned a necklace out of the detached bone The rib about three inches long hangs on a chain Ive had two sides of Hudek said One side says Thats the most disgusting thing Ive ever and the other side thinks its kind of cool I like it and 1 plan on wearing Hudek has shown an unusual attachment to the bone since it was surgically removed last July 18 At first he carried it around in ajar Later he decided to keep ii even closer I wanted to see it every day to remind me what I went through and how close my career came to being he said
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