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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas to roll in to New Braunfels kkfe we afcady phying the game around towa and taey want tofetjatoao aned league Ute main the moment b to acres of find to be leased or oftneaewry toned feLine Hockey coutt get started ey ASSOCMNXM as soon at site is estab tbaed A NodraisM campftifn will dftiiafcdfortnecoostMctioQofahockey rat Iteconstniction could be aided begin May 21 The League afeo is in the process of scheduling a benefit gotf touraamnt Anjtxte inter ested in the tape can call Eak totagesfnittfSveto finance the construction of a rink to serve as a model for other potential leacues A tot of EiliMBsaidF the teague expects to be NIHA his grown from 20 leagues in 1993 to more 1991 Between 1994 has increased 37S percent fee HOLIDAY TEE TIMES Local golfers Ilk HeraWZeftung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL i Fred ArevatowHI be hitting the greens In droves this weekend Memorial Day golfing surge expected at area courses By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Landa Park golf pro Chris Acker knows that the river levels are a prime way to gauge the flow of golfers this Memorial Day weekend i on the course The possibility of tube riders and rafters avoiding drought conditions on the Guttfahipe River in favor of a round of golf could make for a largerthan usuat turnout at Landa Park Golf Course Tins is generally one of the busiest times of the season and with the rivers being low even more people might decide to head out to the Ack er said It has happened in the past when the rivers were like Acker said construction of a new cart bam for 25 new carts was completed this week just in time for the crowds Landa will keep regular daily sign sheets for tee times at for f 4th and Labor Day Memorial Day weekend annually attracts the largest golfing crowds The threeday weekend could bring as many as 7501000 golfers putting the Landa Park course at capac ityjc 1 expect Saturday and Sunday to be as busy as usual with 250300 each day depending on the Acker ff said And we could see that many peo ple on Monday as A heavy turnout is expected for all five area golf courses including Sun dance NorthCliffe Canyon Lake Coun try Club and Rebecca Creek Sue Puetz NewH Braunfels said her staff has been gearing up Memorial Day and to nek off the summer golfing season in grand style Weve been grooming the course and the Puetz said Were pre pared for a busy weekend We havent scheduled tournaments as we normally would because we wanted to leave all tee times for golfers celebrating the three day Baseball mom hits market with new hatting kit By THOMAS GOOLEY Sports Editor Maybe it came nafinally to the Will Qaiks and Ken Griffey of Ac world but for many kids the simple skill of hitting a baseball isnt always so simple In fact it can be a monumental task just to knock a ball off a For Katie Wiseman a New Braunfels resident and little league mother of was a lesson in frustration to watch kids at teeball batting practice going about it the wrong way A lot of times it was something as basic as the coaches needing something to help them put the kids feet in the right Wiseman said They needed some kind of tool that would put a young boy or girl in the right place and make sure they had the proper mechanics for A bit of brainstorming with partner Anne Christian ted Wisenuto to create a device that she hopes to market and sell in the near Its called the HTTKrr and it ainK to teach DK basks of proper stance in the batters box by using a colorcoded clear mat with a corre sponding tee and adhesive strip mounted to the bat With the right instruction a young player can consistently find the most strategic place to stand and increase the chance of a hit within die power The key is to get kids to experience success through correct rep said Wiseman who holds a degree in physical education and a Master1 s of Arts in teaching The batter wifl know every time they approach the plate where to stand according to their height and where the bat should make contact with the With several demonstrations including a wellreceived showing at the New Braunfels Little League Fun Day Wiseman was encouraged wiutpositive feedback for the kit Wiseman is now working to secure financial backing Her idea already has caught the attention of Nolan Ryan and his agent Nerolato and Big 12 Commissioner Steve Hatcbell Bigtime game manufacturers have been lukeworm in their response however a major step for the kit will come this summer when Wiseman debuts her idea at the Chicago Sporting Goods Trade Show The companies represent 91 percent of the buying power in sporting goods Our ultimate goal is to help Wiseman said If a child can experience some measure of success early in a sport they will have more confidence and greater desire to continue the sport Top seeds sink in first round of yet in Houston Astros sale v AUSTIN AP It was tough day for the top seeds in the first round of the Central I Regional as they came up losers and at least one will be elimi nated today Topseeded Miami and Long Beach State seed ed second were to play an eliminatoon game at 11 Texas the thud seed faces upstart Sain State at 3 In the oflier second round game Southwest Mis souri and UCLA the other surprise winner play at Sixthseeded Sam Houston tea the stage day of upsets with a shocking 54 victory over Mia mi J The Bearkats 3130 scored three runs in the eighth inning to itake their final lead over Miami 43 13 and win their first NCAA regional game since 1987 winning run came home on a walk issued by reliever Robbie Morrison V Morrison relieved losing pitcher Allan WestfaD 4 2 with no outs and die game tied 44 He intentionally walked designated hitter Jason Hurta to load the biues and then walked Tommy brought in Ron ThuHes Miami ended the inning with a strikeout and a double but it was loo late Sam Houston reliever Kevin Hermes held the Hurricanes the rest of the way stranding three base rumen and earning his sixth save Mike Byas and Mkah Hoist had backtoback RBI to boost Southwest Missouri Stale to a 53 upset victory over Long Beach Slate witt be the future of a new baseball McLaneagreed IdontuaiikanyonemHoostonisgomgto stadium task force this week rewnv J J Oi ul Berkman belts 3 bits Rice slams Tigers 174 WICHITA Kan AP Lance Berkman and Jason Richards led a Rice scoring barrage as the Owls 4021 defeated Missouri 174 in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional tournament on Thursday Rice had 15 hits most of them early in the game as the Owls pounced on Missouri starter Jeremy Callier The Owls scored 12 runs in the first four innings off Callier 93 and reliever MikeHaverty Berkman a Canyon High School graduate and Richards had three hits each Dana Davis 41 scattered five hits allow ing one run white wafting three and striking out six in five innings The key to the game was jumping on them Rice coach Wayne Graham said Dana stabilized everything on the mound early the resrwas up to us to hit and In the regionals other firstround games Cal StateFullertons slump at the end of the regular season cost the defending national base ball champion a top seed in the NCAA but the Titans looked for real as they began defense of their championship Mark Kotsay had five hits and drove in nine runs as Cal StateFuUertoh beat Delaware 19 8 Wichita Stale shut out Indiana 40 Cal Fullerton plays Rice on Friday in the second round of the double elimination tournament Delaware plays Indiana and Missouri plays Wichita State Will Ford had four hits and drove in five runs as Rice shocked Mis Buchman hit a solo homer and drove in another run for Missouri We didnt do anything positive today oth er than the fact that we got out of bed and showed Tigers coach Tim Jamieson said Its hard to fault these guys because where weve come from and how hard weve played the entire year but I think these guys recognize the fact that we didnt give a very good effort Topseeded Wichita State won behind Steve Floral who held Indiana to five hits in 713 1M walked only one and had a seasonhigh 12 strikeouts Brandon Wichita States firstteam AllAmerica er held Indiana hittess and struck out two in I relief MADRID Spain Seles ptafloplay the French Open were jeopardized whin a reairrence of pain in her left shoulder jpjj yfa i finals Aranxta Sanphez Vicario beat Amanda Cotter irif Magdalena Maleeva defeat ed Brenda Austria French Open chamjpion Thomas Muster injured Mljnjht ankle putting in doubt his status for the Slam tournament that begins Monday of a foot injury With Seto and Spuiw sidelined W advanced to he fuwJ with a victory with Andrea Gauderwi in the Chind Prix Gaodenzi advanced to a femjfiiiai mateh with Felix Mantilla who peat Kenneth CarUcn 64 60 In the other quarterfinals Marcek Rios beat Francisco Clavet and Slava Dosedel defeated Stefan Edberg DUESSELDQRF Germany United States with Pete Sampras sidelined by back spasms beat the Netherlands 20 in the WortdTeamCup Rjchey Reneberg defeated Paul 76 61 and Todd Martin beat Richard Kra V Sampras said he hopes to play SMiuday when the United Slates faces Russia in its fuiaj Blue Group match STRASBOURG France Aj Wiesner upset topseeded Anke Huber S in the Strasbourg Open to advancf to the final match with defending champion Lindsay Davenport Davenport beat Nathalie Tauwat 6i 1 64 EDINBURGH Scotland AP Topli seeded Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva j beat Elena Makarova and Eugenia Maniokova 3 6 in the quarterfinals of the World Doubles Cup m
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