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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                April In the news 1996 Academic AfUMttrict High School JMNKte ASufftet ftoxanteBlue Rebecca Green ChristinaHill Joy aPulido Misty Roberts Kyle A SmKfwon Valtey High School V Constable Crissy Graham Ruth r The Radtedthjee ptay batted 406 runs Hcxner Gorby Collins and had 13 ith 17 RBI and i High School r Stacyjifueller Tiffany iseHarbdrth Julia Best Hays clinches district title By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor A chance to close the gap on the districtleading Hays Rebels slipped by Canyon in the seventh inning And so did a shot at the district championship With two outs and a runner at third base Shawn Hipolito belt ed an infield shot that was mishandled bringing John Duarte across the plate for the winning run as Hays held on for a 2 1 victory at Cougar Field on Tuesday night Needing a win to stay within a game of the lead the Cougars must now focus on the runner up spot The Cougars are still in position to clinch a playoff berth A win would have kept us in the hunt for a district champi Canyon coach Ralph Behrend said The scenario now is that we have to win our last two games to leave no doubt that were in the playoffs Were still in control of our destiny We just have to take care of With two games left in the regular season Hays has clinched the District 284A championship for the second year The loss tainted a sterling performance by junior pitcher Rea gan George who allowed only three hits and struck out four bat Unicorns stay alive in district By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor District HeraldZeitung pfwto by THOMAS GODLEY Parrlsh reaches for a throw to second base on a Hays steal attempt ters Mark Stadtler gave up five hits and earned the win Hays took the lead in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Staedtler Canyon tied it up when Tyson Carroll scored on an RBI triple by Brette Fairish The Cougars next take on Lockhart on Friday at at Cougar Field New Braunfels Unicorns are not out of in the district race just yet Coming through with a thrilling 32 victory over the Lockhart Lions on Tuesday night at Lion Field New Braunfels kept its playoff hopes intact Freshman Mike Chapa pitched sev en innings striking out 10 batters and giving up only three hits The play of the night however came on a throw out at the plate Joe Sosa shot down short stop Mark Fernandez who was racing home with the tying run Chapas performance highlighted a pitching duel with Lock harts Mark Ramirez who fanned 12 Unicom batters The Uni corns next face Bastrop 7 on Friday at home Comal netters serve up state bids NBHS sends singles doubles to Austin Canyon qualifies firstever boys singles By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor SAN the state tennis tournament is becoming a spring ritual for three New Braunfels Unicorns For Canyon High School senior Kevin Har grove however its a oncein a lifetime oppor tunity I1 ve been looking forward to getting to this point all said will be making the first trip for Canyon to the state tournament in Austin on May 67 Hargrove defeated Tri Phan of Tuloso Mid way 63 75 on Tuesday in the finals of the Class 4A Region IV Tennis Tournament at McFarlin Tennis Center New Braunfels sophomore Rebekah Forney the tournaments top seed captured the girls regional title for the second straight year She had no problem defeating Shere Ewing of Tuloso Midway Fomey who is ranked No 3 in Texas in Superchampionship 18 by the United State Tennis Association reached the state finals in singles last year Im excited about getting back and trying to make it one step Fomey said I feel confident about my game and I feel Im playing with a little more In the girls doubles final Tamarra Jenkin and Andrea Giesick topped Catherine Olsen and Lindsey Callum of Alamo Heights Giesick will be making her third state appear ance in four years In 1994 she won it all with doubles partner Sarah Bblle HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNAU Alison Damarodas and Amanda Schneider reached the semifinals of the regional tournament on Tuesday at McFarlin Tennis Center In Sari1 Antonio The Unicorns will have singles champion Rebekah Forney and doubles champions Andrea Giesick and Tamarra Jenkin playing In the state tournament in Austin on May 6 Tamarra keeps me ready for every situa qualifiers Alison Damarodas and Amanda themselves 4 Giesick said Shes the thinker on the Schneider reached the semifinals round before Craig SciantareUi who was the runner up in losing to Olsen Callum and taking fourth place boys singles for District 284A fell in the open NBHS coach David Mueller was pleased with ing round to Chad Fletcher of Austin court and I try to be the steady Jenkin also will be making a return trip to Rockets hit surf for NBA playoff return Austin after qualifying for state in singles last the overall results DavinderToor and Jake Brooks lost in the year We did about as good as we could terfinals to Bret Eastand and BryceMears The Unicorns nearly had two girls doubles Mueller said Everyone played hard and did 4 By MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Sports Writer GALVESTON Texas AP Its worked before so Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich isnt messing with anything that helped his team win the last two NBA titles For the third straight year the Rockets have returned to their surf and sand getaway on the Texas University at Galveston campus to prepare for yet another improbable run at an NBA championship The Rockets open their bestoffive firstround playoff series against the Lakers on Thursday in Los Angeles and its unlikely the Rockets had time to lounge on the beach in their threeday visit Its been all work Its hard to get the adrenalin going as much in practice but we need forward Robert Horry said following Tuesdays threehour prac tice All theyre hearing from Tomjanovich is one word defense If we get our defense focused theres always a Tom janovich said When I took over this team we had to make that com mitment and thats still the No 1 thing with The Rockets defense sagged new the end of the season when injuries nude it a challenge just to make out the starting lineup Astros notch road victory SAN FRANCISCO AP Derrick May was feeling a bit left out He began the game as the only guy in he Houston lineup including start ing pitcher Darryl Kile with batting average below 300 So May had three hits including a tworun single in the Astros sevenrun third inning in an 84 win Tuesday over the San Francisco Giants He raised his average 49 points to 286 Tm trying to get May said They were getting on me I was like the only one wasnt hitting leff Powell hit tworun double and May added his tworun single in the Astros third their bjgpsi inning of the season From submitted reports Phillies fi 2 e wfonittg I Herring six PEE WEE strikeouts 16 Cardinals 6 Red Sox 4 outs Derek BucrianiitHree 6 13 strike oyts strike Forester Blalne outs Witek Wltek went 2for3 Cardinals had six hits April 20 3 Orioles 6 ApriHS Royals Padres 2 Padres Russ Erwin hit his third scored four ApriHS1 Twins 10 Athletics s Zamora Chance Eddie Brown highlighted Aprih Ranger Wi Shannon pop up catch at first base John MiNOB April   

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