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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                To talk With Sports Editor Thomas Qodley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 over golf Is that you seldom lose a bowling Sports briefs Comal Bowl lanes begin new summer schedule Comal Bowl announced summer hours of 11 opening every day with f every nfght will be lunar bowl the latest fun concept sweeping the nation lunar black lights strobe lights OJ fog fun its called tefs Glow Bowling in New Braunfefs Of course all schoolage kids received a free summer good for one free game of bowling the sport for ail ages every day This indudesleachers and adminis trators Summer Leagues ft Cool is almostevery night at 7 to have a reserved air con each week Also Color Pfns money on Saturday nights at 7 You could possible win a vacation to Las Bowling is for the entire family with Family Pizza and Bowl on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays NB Parks and Recreation offers aqua aerobics classes the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring Aqua Aerobic classes this summer at the Landa Park Poof Instructor will offer two sixweefc sessions beginning June 3 with classes meeting and f TTTi Aqtja classes also are sched uled at the Senior Center starting at 9 on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June4 For more information call Barbara W8sonat620G35a River City Slam boys basketball camp at CHS eighth annual River City Slam1 Boys Basketball camp is again June at Canyon High School for all boys In Current grades 48 The renowned camp Is coordinated by NBHS basketball coach Cliff Wilkins and CHS basketball coach Kenriy Rotzler Cost is payable to Ooraal tSD Community Education Applications are at each school campus or call coaches ftotzter or Wilkins at 6206940 TLC baseball camp starts June 3 Texas Lutheran College head baseball coach Bill Miller will tead a threesession base ball camp for boys ages 718 on June 37 ages June 1215 and June 1721 ages All sessions will run from 1 to4 at Isbel field on TLC campus in Saguin camp will cover fundamen tals In hitting running throwing and fielding mechanics Early registration deadline is May Cost is For more information call Canyon Cougar strength and conditioning camp stated Canyon Nigh school willhost a Strength and Conditioning Camp at Cougar Den June 1013 with two sessions beginning at 8 am and 10 am The camp is designed for athletes ages M5 yvho want to develop maximum potoer and speed vertical jump DanBurK a certified strength and condi tioning specialist a level I U S Olympic Weightlifting Coach and 1993 National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the VSM win teach correct technique for free weights machines and Olympic weightiitt m limited fidr more Jnforma tion call Buifc at 5256251 or 6207634 to swing at ParTee Vtwfc New imunfels Junior M Association ntoftriroolf Center In Seguin at 10 ajn on Members and nonmembers an register C0nt at five day s in advance at slay alive in Game 5 thriller From staff and wire reports SEATTLE Cancel those Friday reservations for the NBA Finals The Utah Jazz arent coop erating The Jazz won a road game in the conference finals for the first time in fracnise history Tuesday night beating the Seattle Supersonics 9895 in overtime in Game 5 to send the Western Confer ence finals back to Salt Lake City for another game on Thursday night We said that this team always responds when things are tough on Karl Malone said We always believed in ourselves when everyone else didnt Its amazing what you can do when you put your mind to Utah still rails 32 in the best of seven series but the Jazz broke an eightgame losing streak in conference finals road games and hand ed the Sonics their fifth home loss of the season Malone scored 29 points Jeff Hornacek had 27 and Jftfi Hornacsk John Stockton made a key steal with seconds left to make up for another poor game four points in 38 minutes Seattle was scoreless over the final of overtime The Sonics had a chance to send the game into double overtime but Oiry Paytoft missed a threepointer at the buzzer Payton led Seattle with 31 points Shawn Kemp pumped in 24 points and nabbed 13 rebounds for the Sonics Malone is not counting on Seattle to give up just yet Those guys are capable of beating us in out building if were not Malone said But I guarantee well be ready to play in our own Paytons three pointer with left and a short jumper by Kemp with 29 seconds left made it 9090 The Jazz then worked the 24 second clock and found Malone on the baseline but Kemp swatted the shot off the backboard Happy campers Summer training At TBarM Summercamp Daniel Polk left gets Instruction on proper vol leyball techniques Mlndy Jackson and Chelsea Eager and Vanessa Derrlng work on a gymnastic hand stand HeraldZeiting photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Sports camps keep young athletes Caches busy with summertime spprt By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor In his eighth year hosting the River City Summer Slam basketball coach Cliff Wilkins has seen kids of all ages and sizes get an idea of what its like to be Michael Jordan Every year the camp culminates with a slam dunk contest that allows even the short est fourthgrader to hover above the rim It helps that the backboard height is adjustable Its our trademark at the end to let every kid get a Wilkins said Its a fun time for everyone But its only one part of the camp We have all types of activities set up to teach the basics of basketball and get kids familiar with the With about a dozeri camps getting under way this week coaches and athletes will delve into annual daylong sessions that stress fundamentals and encourage interest in sports These days there are more than a few camps around town and they cover an array of sports including baseball soccer tennis volleyball and football Typically the pro grams last from one to three weeks and range in cost from about to The River City Summer which starts Monday June 3 at Canyon High School represents one of the largest and most recognized local camps Wilkins considers the program an ideal way for youth to spend the week after schools lets out and before families leave for vacation Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler who helps coordinate the sessions added that the weeklong event annually brings in about 150200 kids He stressed that the camp is geared to cultivate talent but also to encourage young athletes to have fiin out on the courts Were trying to promote interest in the Rotzler said If we can light a fire under these kids and get them excited about basketball and make it fun for them then weve done our Other local camps foster the same out look The NBHS Brown Bag summer camp for girls got off to a fast start Tuesday with more than 50 kids participating in vol leyball basketball track and tennis Paul Domanski of TBarM Tennis Ranch also will be busy this summer with dozens of middle school and high school students who are ready to get a dose of ten nis basics We have a lot of kids come out here who have goals of playing for the middle school and high school Domanski said We start them from as early as five years old and get them prepared with fun damentals Its great to see their Local sports camps TBarM Junior Tennis Ranch For Junior tennis players ages M8 starting Juna3 and continuing through the summer For more infontiaficft calf Paul Domanski at 6290439 Football Camp For players entering grades 79 fpr tfte 1996season From to noon July at NBHS Call or Baseball Camp Canyon High School baseball coach Ralph Behrend will lead a summer camp tot players in grades 6 8 from 830 am to noon May The Cougar Baseball camp win be at CHS baseball field Call 6292649 MlgbSchoc Youto Volleyball Camp for girls in third through sixth grades June at QakRun Elementary School C3R6256271 Guadalupe Soccer Academy win be holding its annual fourweek summer soc cer camp from to am starting June 3 atHEB Soccer Complex Smithggn Valley Tennis Summer Camp SVWStersTfs coach Keith Brown will teed two sessions June 37 and June 1014 at the schoottermts courts A mint camp wilt be conducted May 2830 Sponsored by Comal 180 Community Education the camp Is for boys and gifis in grades 4994920 Comal teams bolt from big league gates By THOMAS QODLEY Sports Editor Comal Countys three teams are off to a fast start with a combined 93 record after two weeks of the New Braunfels Big League baseball season The Canyon team stands at the top with a 40 mark including doubleheader wins over Seguin and Canyon Lake New Braunfels owns a 3 1 record after topping San Marcos 104 and La Laver nia The Comal Park Independents are 22 splitting games with Canyon Lake and Luting The New Braunfelsarea league consists of high school players ages 1618 from San Marcos Luling Gonzales Lockhart LaVernia and Yoakum Coach Wes Weymer started Canyon pitcher Juarez who had 12 strike outs in wins over Seguin and Canyon Lake In the 54 win over Seguin Tyson Carroll and Jason Martin each had two hits and scored a run Carroll added four more hits in the 2117 win and Ross Doege had three hits In the 161 win over Canyon Lake Brian Behrend went 2for3 with three runs Paul Guerrero Wes Waymer Jason Martin and Carroll scored three runs each Carroll notched two Zunker col lected three hits and three runs in the 201 second game ToddBumell and Doeae each went io struck out 12 batters Will McGuffey and Chad Wehe managed two hits apiece for New Braunfels lineup The tables were turned in the second game as pitch er Murray Hoiden went seven innings for the win Ivan Antosh and Armando Hernandez hit safely twice in three atbats In Game 2 LaVemia proved to be no match Chad Wehe struck out 13 and his teammates pounded out 15 hits for a 222 win Wehe also went 2for3 with three RBI Jason Reyes belted four hits and three RBI in six plate appearance New Braunfels is coached by former NBHS and University of Texas player Troy Turman In the 141 win six players had at least two hits Wehe Reyes McGuffey Antosh and Hernandez led a scoring barrage that gave helped give Hoiden his second win in two starts at the mound The Independents coached by Jim Pace beat Canyon Lake 144 Pitcher Chris Rivera earned the win Scott Holderfield and Julian Gomez came through with three hits and three RBI Eric Schneider and Dustin Baker went2for3 with three runs Joe Sosa Jimmy Gomez and David Osuna each went 2for3 Canyon Lake rebouixbd with a 32 win in the second game Pitcher Roy Rodriguez had 10 strike outs in seven innings Roman Villareal Scott Holyfield and Rivera each got three hits In their next game the Independents scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to top Luling 5 4 Pitcher Jimmy Gomez earned the victory Matt Mor ris and Roger Garcia went 2for3 Buddy Difanzo scored the winning run Luling came back and won the second game 111 Major League Baseball By The Associated Press ARLINGTON Texas Texas Rangers started the season with several questions about their pitching staff Lefthander Darren Oliv er was near the top of the list Oliver continued his comeback from a partially torn left rotator cuff that ended his 1995 season on June 26 holding the potent Cleveland Indians to one run and five hits over seven innings as the Rangers stretched their winning streak to four games with an 113 victory Tuesday night The Rangers fifth starter Oliver improved to 42 matching last seasons victory total and boosting his career mark against Cleveland to 30 with a ERA That was a terrific effort by Darren Rangers manager Johnny Gates said He had an excellent fastball and he was able to throw his break ing ball over when He had to It was a magnificent Oliver sees his comeback as an ongoing process He is continuing to rebuild arm strength and threw 91 pitches against the Indians PITTSBURGH that the Pittsburgh Pirates are only 11 games under 500 their conversation has turned to the Central Division title Thats right a division title for a team that didnt get its 20th win until May was almost over Pittsburgh edged Houston 65 Tuesday night end ing the Astros fourgame winning streak The Pirates are in last place which is where a team with a 2031 record and 392 winning percentage usually is Still theyre just five games behind the firstplace Astros and third baseman Charlie Hayes said theyre in the race Youve got to reach for the Hayes said Dont look at our record look at first place The record doesnt mean anything We can get right back in this The Pirates will need more of the lateinning heroics of Hayes Jason Kendall and Orlando Merced Hayes hit a tworun gametying homer off Greg Swindell 02 in the eighth and Kendall drove in the goahead run with a triple Finally some signs of life in NBA playoffs Thomas Godley They are robots That was my con clusion after watch ing the NBA play offs for the last two months I figured it wouldnt be long before the game completely turned into an electronic show of 611 guards programmed to iso late on the most efficient matchup Forget improvisation Dont try fast breaking Jump hooks are a thing of the past Today its about bringing the ball up court identifying the highest percentage shot and implementing the game plan Find the mismatch and get it to the big dollar player Fling it to an open guard for the trey or set it down low and draw a foul The assistant coaches clipboard has all the odds calculated by basketball statisti cians over decades During the regular season they are programmed to carry out this mission They are professional players paid mil lions to fill a role and they better do exactly as told because a free agent is right around the corner It hardly made for a memorable play off series thus far The games were becoming as scripted as a B movie as predictable as the Las Vegas bookies taking Chicago in the finals Not a sin gle series yet has been decided on a piv otal seventh game It was getting bleak The Bulls locked up the Eastern Con ference in convincing style going 111 and steamrolling what appeared to be a worthy opponent in Orlando Jordan occasionally revealed a bas ketball work of art making the game seem almost human But even he gets caught up in the science of it all talking about money and The point has been made in the past but give me the days of the Lakers Celtics when passes meant something and players had souls Sure they took advantage of mismatches but U was only one aspect of the game The Lak ers had the fastbreak and the Celtics ran pick and rolls to perfection Chicago looks like a combination of those two teams after breezing through the playoffs with only one loss The Seattle Sonics were on the same path They had Utah on the ropes at home needing only one more win to wrap up the Western Conference But last nights Game S offered a glimmer of hope These guys were real ly going at it battling back and forth until the final seconds when John Stockton came up with a turnover The playoffs have a way of bringing out the human side of it Seattles Detlef Schrempf the classic example of the new age basketball robot came off as human last night Schrempf was brought in specifically to create mis matches for Utah Put a guard on him he posts up low Put a forward on him he can dribble and hit the three Hes a coaches laboratory dream a computer on the court His shots were not falling and Antoine Carr was on The Sonics couldnt overcome the statistical dispar ity at the forward position Karl Malone and Jeff Homacek had enough heart make up for a struggling Stockton and pull out a win that Seattle had already logged into the computer Theres hope Thomas Godley is sports editor for the   

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