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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                GodSey about Sports Day can i 4 and that there were 24 Abe Lefrons formef Texas bas ketball coach on how two of his players failed basket weaving In the news Run to cfOM Cflftyvin Dfliit The New draunfels HeralcKZeitung will sponsor the 1996 Lakefest 5K and Kids 1K on Satruday ritey 4 The firstyear event benefiting the Gomal Couflty HabitaUor Humanity and Mental Health and Merital Pietardation features a course along the top of Aft elite field of runners having a pace under five minutes per will begin the race at arm Olyrnpte trials qualifier Jose Iniquez will coordinate the elite runners All other participants 5K Run and Walk will start at 9 followed by the Kids unfit fstey 3 or on the day raof jftinners vvill receive a free T antfjbe toplhree toshers in their age cat egory will receive An awards ceremony is scheduled after the race at the Dam Bed Bam where crawfish Cities at Lakefest 96 including a parade golf auction bass tournament solboat racej dance games and prizes For more information on the Lakefest Run NB basketball club sat to host South Toxa tournament The New Braunfels Hoops basketball club feset tobost the South Texas Amateur Athletic Union age 13 Boys Regional Qualifying Tour nament The tournament is scheduled for April 2628 at the New Braunfels Middle School Gym The general public is invited to fifth annual Civic GlubGotf Challenge on Fri day May 10 at ChaparralCounfrylClub in t wjiteh raised for ies will benefit an array of needy again start at noon There will be team prizes a IpjBgest drive contest and ctosesttothepin prizes A holeinohe wins a 1996 Chevrolet of Don Maxwell Chevrolet The foumarnent is limited to 28 teams for more information call Greg Campbell at 6290909 Al leach at 6084201 or Joe Miller at 6259162 pV Wr honor Unicom athletes The annuaj Hj0h School All ymlted on a firstcomebasis for ott Champ ort more information call NBISD tUi seeks pledges to amount of wei Unicorns surprise Cougars 133 NBHS takes it to 2ndplace Canyon clobbers eight hits By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer On Friday night at Unicom Field the New Braunfels Unicorns got the big offensive game there fans had been wailing for this season And it could not have come at a better time The Unicorns pounded out eight hits and scored nine nuis in the last two innings to upset crosstown rival Canyon Cougars 133 in five innings in a District 284A showdown We have been working on putting the ball into the play and concentrating working on tak ing the right Unicom Coach Neal Miller said And that extra work on hitting certainly paid off for the Unicorns who unproved to 34 in dis trict 813 overall The second place Cougars fell to 159 52 and are two games behind Hays who is undefeated in district at 70 after beating Bastrop 62 on Friday There are three games left in district and the Unicorns still have a mathe matical shot of making it into the postseason but they will need a lot of help in the remaining dis trict season Leading 42 in the fourth inning the Uni corns took it to the Cougars and relief pitchers Brandon Cox and Johnny Zunker New Braun fels sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs two of them on walks and three on singles by catcher Bradley Clark and rightfielder Shan non Thayer During the inning the Cougar pitchers issued four walks The Unicorns won the game by scoring all four runs after two outs Clark who went 34 plated shortstop Carlos DeLaCerda with a single to make it 103 for NBHS The next hitter Thayer belted a single that brought home two more runs Leftfielder Michael Chapa singled to HerakJZeitung photo by THOMAS QODLEY Canyons Jerry Van Noy races back to the bag to avoid the pick off as New Braunfels first baseman Gabriel Zamora Mis up for the throw Van Noy was safe but the Unicorns still were able to upset the Cougars 133 to keep their playoff hopes alive bring home pinchrunner Kelly Garza for the final run of the game Miller hoped the big win would give the Uni corns the spark they needed to push them into postseason action Weve had a lot of opportunities to crater this year but we havent because the guys have really worked Miller said The two big sparks for the Unicorns were Clark a senior and leadoff hitter DeLaCerda who got on base four times three of them on walks and scored four runs Clark gave the Unicoms the lead for good in the third inning when he smashed a basesloaded double into centerfield that brought home two runs and made the score 42 Clarks double knocked out Cougar starting pitcher Patrick Hinojosa Unicorn pitcher Aaron Moore went five innings and gave up three runs on six hits District standings Canyon Lockhart Bastrop NewBJraunfete ifrd 148 s WapKdream n Clemens rallies past Cougarettes By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor In control at home Above Canyon catcher Kylie Adams loads up for an infield throw after completing a forced out at home plate The Cougarette defense had its moments The Schertz Ctemons Lady Buffaloes scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull away with an 85 victory on Friday at Texas Lutheran Softball Field In Seguin Right NBHS pitcher Tammy Braune zips a fastball to the plate during fourthInning action of the Lady Unicorns playoff match game with Kerrville Tivy The Lady Unicorns lost 97 to Kenvllle on Friday in Boerne Both New Braunfals and Canyon were playing in their first playoff games HeraWZeiUing poolpby THOMAS The Canyon Cougarettes took lead into the sixth inning but couldnt hold off a Schertz Clemens Lady Buf faloes rally that led to four runs and an 8 5 victory on Friday in Seguin The Lady Buffaloes will next face Waco Midway in the second round of the state playoffs The Cougarettes who were making their firstever softball playoff appearance in school history were upbeat despite the loss Its never fun to end it like this but our goal at the beginning of the season was to make it into the playoffs and we did said CHS coach Charlie Adams Hopefully we can learn from this and take it a step farther next sea The Cougarettes will return every player next season except for senior Corby Collins Clemens had taken a 42 lead when Marci Allen belted a two RBI double in the botom of the fifth inning that tied the game at 44 Canyon took the lead on Tiffany Weidners shot to right field that was mishandled and scored a run Canyon was led by Marci Allen and Tiffany Wiedner who each went 2for4 with two RBI Pitcher Jenise Haiborth 127 struck out four batters in five and innings before giving way to Kate Boyd Amber Heitkamp Cheryl Dunn and Adams each had a hit Lady Unicorns fall short to Tiyy By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor hit was all that sep arated the New Braunfels Lady Uni coms 1612 from staying alive in the slate softball playoffs Facing two outs and runners in scor ing position Kerrville Tivy pitcher Lind say Rippee found a way to prevent that hit The senior righthander forced a pop up foul and first baseman Lindsey Proett made the catch and final out that dashed the Lady Unicorns dreams of a firstever playoff victory Tivy held op for a dramatic 79 win on Friday Greyihpund Fjejd arid will advance to face the winner of the Del ValleRound Rock McNeil game For New Braunfels the joss was disappointing but not enough to erase a successful season that produced a district championship and the first Unicorn play off team in the NBHS softball programs four years In 12 years of coaching Ive never been around players who get along and have more fun than this team NBHS coach Cindy Manley said The Unicoms jumped out to a 52 lead in the first inning and were on the verge of a rout at 62 in the second inning when the Lady Antlers came back with four runs in the fourth inning to force a 66 deadlock Backtoback singles in the bottom of the seventh inning by Rachel Green and Joy Orr put the Lady Unicorns in position to tie things up Melinda Aguirre hit a fly out on the next atbat and Orr advanced to second base after a double tag Rippee cut the NBHS pitcher Tammy Braune ended a strong season striking out four batters and finishing with a 108 The Lady Unicorns who return the entire team next season collected nine tuts but had seven errors to Tivys 10 hits and six errors Irwin takes twostroke lead into PGA Seniors Tournament final round PAJLM BEACH GAWW Fla AP Hale Irwin a threetime Open champion looking for his first major Ate on the Senior Tour charged back into the lejd Saturday after three rounds of the PGA Seniors Champi onship nine of the Cbampign course at the PGA National Resort and Spa for a 3Hnderpar Sunday He had led by a shot following the first round after opening with 66 but slipped to second Friday a stroke behind at Irwin has won three Senior Tour titles since turning 50 last June after earning 20 victories on the PQA Tour between 1971 and 1994 including the US Opens of and 1990 is Isao Aoki and and 67 Brian Barnes of Scotland at 212 after a 69 and New Zealands Bob Chains 7rr213 Aoki made five birdies two bogies and a double bogey at the par317th Fernandez had six birdies and a bogey Barnes four birdies and a bogey Charles three birdies a bogey and a double bogey Gary Player of South Ajnca is the last foreign lead Friday never recovered bogey seven at the long sixth hole Atthe par5 sixth Allin hit his third shot over the green flubbed his first chip shot put his on the green and twoputted He finished at to stand sixth Irwih birdied the third fourth and fifth holes to take the lead turned in 33 and added birdies bom player to wwHjie pQA Seniors in 1986 at the 10ti and 13th and at and 1988and 1990 VI f t Qf Ajifntinaenscpresof 71 Vietnam veteran Buddy AUmt the halfway   

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