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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                toy Sports Thomas Godtey about Sports Day cal I rumenougt MfiA monvy 10 mi mv mv rest off my Hfti ed I die Fitch In the news Cougarettes Rangers tied for second From staff reports MA TnOfflaM HanUZMung phoJotyMICHAB DARNALL on ft pMcti SQBkwi twyiL District 284A softball race was thrown into a threeway tie for second place after the Canyon Cougarettes topped Hays 119 and Smithson Valley shut out Bastrop 120 on Tuesday The firstplace New Braunfels Uni corns fell to Lockhait 65 in eight innings despite solo home runs by Jennifer Ybar ra and April Tuch Canyon Smithson Valley and Lock halt are each 53 and one game behind New Braunfels at 61 Behind the pitching of Jenise Harborth and the hitting of Kylie Adams the Cougarettes jumped out to an 114 lead before Hays mounted a brief come back We played well enough to win it in the last two Canyon coach Charlie Adams said The Cougarettes host Lockhait at home on Friday The Rangers next face Hays and New Braunfels takes on Bastrop at on Thursday A win guarantees the Unicorns at least a share of the district championship NBHS coach Cindy Manley said the Unicorns are still upbeat and aiming for a playoff spot despite losing their Jast two games by one run We had some big plays but also had some costly Manley said Were still right in it and plan to win our next PHOiENIX AP The last victory inSan Antonios franchiserecord 17game winting sfreak was against Phoerax Trivia buffs might find it interesting that the Suns also ended ft ffvye win 25 straight and then tose in ifie Jirst round of the playdfs what good does that do you Spurs coach Bob Hill said Tuesday night after some late heroics by Charles Barktey and Michael Finley lifted the Suns to win over a team that beat them iby i4 points two days earlier in San Antonio Berkley who had 28 points and 11 rebounds agreed fust trying to win games and get lions ice Unicorn hitters 52 J vjctdfy by the four JftheSpurs afiel ser i14 garjnes against thefnve Western Rockets shoot past Warriors OAilAND CaBf Eacrflame Clyde Drexter spends on the sidelines with a bruised right knee gives former CBA player Sam Mack artottfer chance to show he befongs in the who joined the Rockefe in February had a careerhigh 38 points Tuesday night as i used a fate spurt to end a seven ising sjreak with a victory sr the Golden State Warrbrs AV x By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Lockhait pitcher Mark Ramirez formula for success is not complex I just go out and try to throw he said Hie New Braunfels Unicorns know all about it For seven innings they swung at fast balls and curves but couldnt connect on many hits Ramirez struck out ten batters and hurled a twohitter in a 52 win on Tuesday night at Uni com Reid The senior right lan der grew stronger as the game progressed He fanned six of the final 10 batters he faced The win kept the Lions in the heat of the dis trict race at 21 white the Unicorns are still looking for that elusive first win The performance by Ramirez an alldistrict pitcher the last two years was no surprise to New Braunfels coach Neal Miller We knew coming in that he was capable of giving us Miller said Hes been there four years and is one of the best pitchers in the district Weve been struggling but its not due to poor effort because these kids work hard at practice I know they are going to keep working hard and trying to get a Hays takes over district race By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor He scored most of Ns poinls against Latreli Sprewell one of the NBAs top defen see Sam Rockels coacfj Rudy saidl I have to consider him a factor P can use in the Drexter who has missed the last 19 games isrexpected backfor Fridays game atSacra mento And Mack knows what that means for The Unicorns only Qms came i inning after Lockhart hadtaken a 20 lead on three hits Chad Wehe had the defensive highlight of the game when he threw out Dan Garcia at home plate after a deep fry ball to right field The throw got the Unicorns out of the second inning Kelly Garza and Joe Sosa scored on two Lockhart errors tying the score at 22 The Lions went back in front in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Fred Fernandez Zeituggphotb by MICHAEL DARNALL Mew BraunfelsIvan Antosh makes DanGarcia1oran oiitVntrie fourth inning The Lionsprevailed 52oh Tuesday night BUDA Only one team remains unbeaten in the District 284A baseball race The Hays Rebels claimed that distinction Tuesday night with a 42 victory over the Canyon Cougars The win keeps the Rebels firmly in control of their quest to defend the district championship while the Cougars slip into a with the Lockhart Lions a 52 winner over New Braun fels Pitcher Jerry Van had two strike outs and took only his second loss of the season in eight starts He allowed six hits in seven innings The Cougars jumped but to a 10 lead on Brandon Coxs RBI single which drove in cen terfielder Ricky Boehle who reached third on a walk and a wild pitch The hit was one of two on the night for the Cougar lineup which faced left hander Coy Lowden He showed good control and good speed but we had trouble finding the Behrend Lowden was supported by a defense that forced 15 ground outs In the last three games the Rebels have given up only five runs Hays tied it at 11 on an RBI single by Low den in the second inning Two on hits by Shawyn Hippolito and sacraficebunt by Austin Evans increased Has l With bases loaded and one out the Unicorns threatened to score in the fourth inning but Ramirez stifled the rally with two strike outs Lockhart added insurance runs in the fourth and six innings then Ramirez took control of the game Anytime you can come to New Braunfels and get a win its said Lockhart coach Gene Salazar Aaron Moore who went went six and a half innings and gave up nine hits gave way to Will McGuffey in th seventh inning Mike Chapa and Ivan Antosh collected the only hits for the Unicorns Chapa smacked a single in the fourth inning and Antosh reached first on a hit in the first inning inning with a solo home run that brough the Cougars to within 42 but thats as close as they came Canyon coach Ralph Behrend said the Cougars played strong defense but were unable muster offense This was a loss but its important for us to bounce back from this on Friday against Lock Behrend said We need to win that game and put ourselves alone in second Gruene 10K to wind through scenic Hill Country course The 12th annual Grtiene Texas race will take participants on a 10kilometer mile run and a twomile walk through jiGruene Historic District and the scenic Hill of New Braunfels The race starts at 9 Saturday April 6 in front of Gruene Hall on the banks of the Primary sponsors are race founders and Gruene Texas partners Pat Molak and Mary Jane Nalley Other sponsors include Roger Spiers Sports in San Antonio and RunTex The Runners Store in Austin Race director is Roger Sojer runners are expected at this yeaf s event Cash and other prizes awarded tOxtfje top three runners in each divTsipn for men and women ranging in age older The Rag Shorts championship wiH joontjnue this year x The first male and female wearing Texas fjagshorts to cross thejinish line each will flag courtesy of SofersBports fee is before March 90 NBHS track teams shine at Boernemeet From staff reports i will be after March 31 and proceeds go to Friends a New whjcl promotes the conservation and preservafipn of the Guadalupe Woior fnfprmation 210 36630t i jfH iffuf Atn oncfn the Spurn Texas AmateurAtWefc The New Braunfels Unicorns captured first place in boys and girls team totals on Saturday at the Greyhound Relays inBoeme Anchored by a first place finish in the meter relay the NBHS boys tallied 115 points to edge Lockhart 114 and Boerne It was the Unicorn boys first win of the season Jamie Copenhaver raced to the top finish in the 400 meter run coming in at Jeff Garsnett took second place in the meter run following up a first place finish last week at the Hays Rebel meet The NBHS girls their dominance scoring 150 points and outdistancing Clemens Lockhart 96 and Kerrville Lisa Weltzer paced her way to first in the meter run crossing the finish line at The Unicom Relays begin Thursday with field events at and all running preliminaries starting at 5 It will be the final meet before the District 284A meet April 11 13 at Hays Lisa Weltzer will compete in the meter run at the Texas Relays in Austin on Friday at The following are individual places and times for the Uni corns in field and running events at Boerne Boys Pole vault Clay Skarovsky 1st 151 Justin Vogt 2nd 130 Brian Masch 5th 120 Long jump David Simmonds 4th 205 Mkheal Williams 5th 392 Triple jump Simmonds 3rd 395 Michael Williams 392 3200 Jeff Garsnett 2nd 400 Simmonds Jeff Copenhaver Jamie Copen haver Kdly 2nd 100 dash Kelly Garza 3rd 400 dash Jamie Copenhaver 1st Daniel Valdez 4th 300 int Boucher 3rd KJiff Kingsbury 5th 200 dash Jeff Copenhaver 6th runJeff Garaien 4th relay Jeff Copenhaver Daniel Valdez Brad Boucher Jamie 1st Oiirfe 3rd 335 400 relay Emily Cohle Shaunna Sargeant Nola Muir Anna Ljsa 1st Amber Wenzel 3rd Cohje 3rd Katti Hudgins 4lh 400 Koksma 2nd Andrea Mills 4th 200 run Anna Lisa Vargas 2nd KaJti Hudgins 4th 800 relay Emily Coble Shannna Sargeant Nola Muir Anna Lisa 1st 1600 relay Jodi Slaughter Andrea Mills Amber WenzeJ Kelly Kotoma 2nd Lifting to new heights at state Canyon High School powerliftera Robert Blankenbeker left and John Floras above had their best ever performances at the state meet Saturday In Houston Blankenbeker a three time qualifier finished fourth in the 181pound division He was 10th in 1994 and eighth in 1996 John Floras competing in his second state meet finished fourth in the 198pound divi sion In 1995 Floras was sixth Both Flores and Blankenbeker finished higher than they were rated before the meet CHS coach Dan Burk said the two seniors had exceptional seasons We will really miss these guys next year They are both put standing workers and have always given our other athletes something to shoot for Their auccoss this year can be attrib uted to many hours of hard Other Cougars at the state meet were Kurtiss Schmidt Mike Broaddus Dustin Maxwell and Orlando Mesa CINCINNATI AP Umpire John McSherry died of severe heart disease including an irregular heartbeat the Hamil ton County coroners office ruled An autopsy found McSherry 51 had an enlarged heart and a severely blocked right coronary artery He collapsed seven pitches into Cincinnatis opener Monday and died at a hospital about an hour later McSherry was listed at 328 pounds but weighed nearly 400 at times He will be buried following a funeral Mass on Friday at St Nicholas of Tolentine Church in New York NEW YORK are near ly back to their prestrike level and Detroits Cecil Fielder again is the highestpaid play er at million The average salary was on opening day according to a study released by The Associated Press an increase of percent from opening day last year when the average was In 1994 the last season before the 232day strike the average was on open ing day just 1 percent higher than this years average Total payroll was million percent higher than the million total at the start of the 1995 season The New York Yankees had the highest payroll at million followed by Balti more at million and Atlanta at million Montreal had the lowest payroll at million ANAHEIM Calif The Walt Disney Co and Anaheim reached tentative agreement on renovation arid operation of Anaheim Stadium paving the way for the company to buy a minority Interest in the California Angels The Anaheim City Council must vote on the deal and approval could come Wednes day at a special session of the council Major league owners approved the sale of the Angels to Disney in January V   

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