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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas April former major litanatier V jiHosts Mmialbmmgotf tourney Rotary Club Will have its V io at Dhaparra Courttry Club in v PvVA has raised for es in Comal Guadalupe and Hays an array of needy Groups Wuests Supermarkets has again agreed to sponsor the tournament format will be a fourman scramble it art 1 1 lunch and a shotgun iThere willbetearn prizes a stdrive and dosesttothepin wins a 4896 Chevrolet courtesy of Don Maxwell Chevrolet Bastrop belts 71 By THOMAS OODLBY Sport Editor Herald ZaHung photo by MICHAEL OARNALL NBphcherAeren Moore toefc the leae egeJnatBaetrep The door was open for New Braunfels to move into a tie in the chase for the district runnerplay off spot But the Bastrop Bears led by first base man Marco Palacios 4for4 night at the plate slammed it shut with a 71 win on Fri day night at Unicom Field With one game remaining on the sched ule the Unicorns now must beat Smithson Valley and root for Bastrop to knock off Canyon and force threeway tie at 55 The kids can figure out the said NBHS coach Neal Miller We just have to finish out strong atSmithson Valley They play tough at home so we have to move past this and get Catcher Bradley Clark accounted for life Unicorns only offense when he connected on a soto homer over the right field fence in the second inning To that point Bastrop led 60 after Pala cios unleashed on Aaron Moores 11 pitch and sent it over the same fence for a three run homer Pitcher Kevin Hoffman relieved Charles Johnson in the fourth inning and earned the save Palacios who abo had two doubles added his fifth RBI with a single in the fourth inning that made it 71 The Uni corns who fumhed with three tots and three enorsj had bases loaded and no outs in the fourth failed to capitalize The Bears stifled the rally strike out fly out and throw out at home plate simply came out flat after posting two Canyon andLockhart Canyon cant clinch it By THOMAS GODLEY Sport Editor Herald Zettuhg photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyons Todd Swint for the Ieneea The Canyon Cougars are still looking for that elusive playoffclinching win Needing a victory to secure the district runnerup spot the Cougars let it slip away in an 85 loss to the Lockhart Lions on Fri day night at Cougar Field It was the third straight defeat for the Cougars who are still in control of their destiny A win on the road Tuesday against Bastrop would do the trick Pitcher Jerry Van Noy went five innings and gave up five runs Brandon Cox entered in the sixth inning The Lions jumped in front 30 in the first inning before theCougars reclaimed the lead with four runs in the third Lockhart tied it 55 with two runs in the fourth inning and went ahead with two more runs in the fifth inning for a 75 lead A security run was added in the sixth Brette Parrish had three of Canyons eight hits on the night The Lions finished with seven hits i Lockhart pitcher John Garcia earned the victory at the mound Mark Ramirez entered in the sixth inning to earn the save NBHS races to Region IV title more Infbtmafion call Greg Campbell at Leach at 6084201 or Joe Miller jNWBnwflWw w honor Unkxm athletes The annual New Braunfets High School All Banquet vyill be May 2 at AS varsity athtetes wi be hon Pnner will be servecf at 6 diere be a silent auction of UnicornMemorabilia Limited HerakKertung Lakef Run to cross Canyon Dam fhe New Bfaimfels HeraldZeltung will sponsorite t996 Lakefest 5K and Kids 1Koh Saturday May 4 the Comal JUpynty Habitat for Humanity and Mental ffjfeatth and Mental Retardation features a Jpoujfse of Canyon Dam fjeld pf runners having a pace lutes per mile will begin the Olympic trials qualifier iz will coordinate the elite runners participants in the 5K Run aind oJtowedbytheKlds Unicorns send eight to state meet CHS has 2 gold medalists By THOMAS GODLEY and DAVID DEKUNDER will receive a free T is scheduled after Barn where crawfish ik tf k M aiesi wp jMuiuuiMy a parade auction bass tournament sailboat race dance games and prizes on the Lakefest Run QMs1 sports camp offered at New Bniunfels High School High School coaxes Noel 139ns will s May te for girls In ahd Cindy Mahtey t in an array of activities includirg If basketball volleyball track and recTOationai aames and teamfc JiA until May 20 and includes a after May 20 or for more information call w mummmm SAN ANTONIO It was a day of gold medal performances for New Braunfels and Canyon at the Class 4A Region TV Track Meet at Northside Stadium on Saturday afternoon The Unicorns emerged with eight runners who will travel to the statemeet in Austin on May 910LSeniofclasa WeltzBDwahlead way with herfowtfrsttaight trip after taking the and meter runs Canyons Kendra Reimer and Richard McDonald brought home the gold for their school And the Unicom girls who won the meet with 82 points took the silver and gold in the 800 and meter relay Weltzer won the with a of which was 32 seconds ahead of second place finisher Kristy Bonn of Lockhart who came in at She took the meter run at Weltzer said she plans to make the most out of her final visit to state Since I am a senior Im going to run have fun and go as far as I Weltzer said It will be different without Casi Florida there and I think I stand a good chance of winning both Florida from Joshua beat Weltzer in both the and meter runs at state last year Reimer a sophomore earned her first trip to state by qualifying in three the long jump the 100 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles On Friday afternoon Reimer won her first event the long jump with a leap of She sprinted to victory in the 100 meter hurdles with a clocking and she finished second in the 300 meter hurdles at Kerrville Tivys Jenhi Kaiser won the race with a Canyon coach Joanne Flores said Reimer was the schools first female athlete to qualify for state since distance runner Shannon Albrecht did it five years ago the first day of practice Kendra told me her goal was to go to Flores said Kendra looked pretty strong today Knowing her work ethic I know she will work harder to get Reimer said she wasnt sure whether she would go to state in the hurdles 1 didnt think I could until I started looking at the other times and cornrwring them with HeraWZeitung photos THOMAS GODLEY and MICHAEL DARNALL Top left Kelly Koksma takes the baton from Amber in ttw meter relay Top right Liz Grow raced to a regional gold medal In the 200 metar dash with a time of Below Shaunna Sargent hands off to Anna Lisa Vargas In the 800 meter relay I coudnt have imagined coming away any better than we did NBHS girls track coach Noel Harden Reimer said Then I knew I could if I had a Another sophomore the Unicorns Liz Grow won the 200 meter dash beating Sam Hous tons Alisa Hartfield with a time of Hart field finished with a after setting a quali fying best on Friday afternoon Yesterday Fridays I wasnt that strong I had a horrid Grow said Last night I rested and prepared myself mentally for todays Grow a transfer will be making her first trip to state in two other 800 meter and meter relays i Grow anchored the 800 meter relay team of Shaunna Sargent Vargas and Nola Muir to a second place finish and a school record It was the second time in as many days that the Unicorn girls broke the school record in the event i In Fridays prelims the Unicorns logged a The Unicorns performance in the 800 meter relay was not bad considering that Sam Houston set a regional record in the event with a Muir credited hard work and good coaching for the relay members first trip to state It is so exciting to be going to state for the first Muir said We did it because we have an awesome coach Noel Hansen who has worked us hard in Later on in the evening Grow and Sargent teamed up with Amber Wenzel and Kelly Koks ma to help the Unicorns capture the meter relay New Braunfels won the race with a time of The only boys athlete to go to state was New Braunfels Jeff Garsnett who qualified by win ning the meter run Garsnett won with a time of beating put Taylors Steven Wright whp came in at I was very comfortable running out there today Garsnett was a big improvement from district because I was feeling much better today and there was not much of a wind Around the sixth lap I let little then I picked it up during the later laps and was able to have a slight lead at the end of the Phoenk embarrassed by Spurs1 Game 1 rout By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO AP Pressure No Embarrassment Most definitely The Phoenix Sum arrived at the Alarnodome for a Saturday practice still stinging from a 120 98 loss Friday to San Antonio in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series Though to Suns insisted they dont feel pres sure to win Sundays second game a Phoenix victory on San Antonios home court would even the bestofT5 series and heal the wound pf Fridays humiliating defeat We did not pliy lamented Charles Bajkjey would be a good word ted the Suns with 26 pints in the the contest In the first half he picked up a tech nical foul for arguing a call after missing two consecutive layups At one point he kicked a sidelines table he was so mad Offensively defensively it was a total breakdown in every Barkley said By Saturday he and the rest of the Suns tried to put it behind them Its over with and today is a new Barkley said Every game is different They beat us by 20something last night That wont mean anything when we tip it Suns Cotton Rtzsimmons said the pres sure remains on the Spurs to win protect their homecourt advantage but the Suns have to add some defensive he said was lacking Friday In my opinion we never really put any pres sure on the Spurs except the first quarter They played very Fitzsimmons said Vinny Del Negro led the Spurs in scoring with 29 points David Robinson had 28 and four other Spurs scored in double figures to make for a wellrounded San Antonio Even Will points in the regular season sewed 17 for the His dunks kept Die Alamodome crowd cheer ing in the final quarter as the Spurs kept the game out of reach for Phoenix FJzsimmons said he was working on a plan to better contain the 7rfppt Perdue This marks the first time ttie Spurs have led in a playoff series with Phoenix Suns won both previous playoff meetings with the Spurs in 1992 and 993 toward bold new heights HeraWZeituhg photo by MICHAEL PARNALL Record vault Richard McDonald cleared 160 to win the regional pole vault tHIe By THOMAS GODLEY Editor regional gold medal and qualifying for state in the pole vault Richard McDonald cooled down underneath the Northside Stadium bleachers and talked about nearly reach The Canyon senior who only two weeks captured the district title with a stadium record vault of 156 on Friday had come within a pectoral muscle of clearing 162 and establishing the new regional mark As his body arced across the bar the stadium crowd stood to witness history Butonthe way down Ids chest brushed the delicate stick and nudged it from the poles I felt like I had McDonald said It was just one of thosd things where a slight touch makes all the that time thougrj I had been vaulting for four hours and was getting tited 1 came close but Im still on cloud nine about mak ing it to Earlier in a showdown with Clay Skarovsky of New Braunfets and Chris Tamez of Round Rock McDonald used his final attempt to vault and win the Class 4A Region IV title The three finalist had cleared 156 and agreed on an additional six inches to break thetie On my last vault I just kept telling myself to stay on a little McDon ald said I knew it wouldnt be easy out I just held on and pushed as I He credits Skarovsky a statequaUfier in 1995 for pushing him to new heights The two have been competing since seventh grade and until now McDonald been chas ing his counterpart Skarovsky took Uie silver medal and will join McDonald in another owl at the state The lf0 vault wis McDonalds best but pstabUshinj js nothing new As the starting Meter for the region al semifinalist Canyon Cougar football team McDonald set an area mark when he booted a field goal lust fall
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