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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Qodley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Sports briefs I vanlwvfc Stlch 90s and the sun baking the red clay big hit ters and serveandvpjteyers thrived fn the French Open where the slow surface usual Stefan Eftfcf8 mwfif toto third round M 61 victory Cartoa Chang beat Richard r WTJ fr4i Ivanisevic seeded fifth beat David and No champion Thomas Muster also Steffi beat Nfcole Bradtke and No 0 Conchte Martinez defeated Radka ies and eight pars to win the first place prize of JoN Bill M Heinermsyer and Bob Holton took and nine ars tied for the third and fourth JjQ pars One was 8tt T0x Bitter and Mary Maxwell another quartet was Dave Hanson MelJohnston Yaary and Irens fcfoCabe mi Kennedy 6d Jones Hal Jim Probst took the prize for hole nine Dave Hanson vwti hote 12 and Swede qellberg won on hole Hie next fe scheduled for June For mora can Charffe Smith at NBHS girls basketball camp flew Sraonfels High Softool coaches will qttym 74 from 30 to noon Monday June StoThursday June 6 at the from t to 4 pm ill be taken at the start of basketball camp at CHS efghth annual River City Boys Basketball camp off June High School for boys In current fgMr vi ege head baseball s ByTHOMASGODLEY Sports Editor Plans for a new soccer complex are moving closer to reality for the Bulvenfe Youth Soccer Club The group signed a 25year lease with Comal County two weeks ago and will begin work to develop soccer fields on land in the western section of the new Spring BranchBiilverde Sports Park The county which acquired the land last year has designated sites to be used fa nag football baseball and Softball Johnny Johnson president of the Bulveide Youth Soccer Club called the move to the new sports park a major step for the areas youth This is something weve been woiking on for the past three years because we knew there would be a time when more space would be Johnson said The county came Back in swing Allstar cast treks to state tournament Bulverde soccer secures new fields through just in time fta a big step for us and the kids are the ones who benefit It keeps them off die streets and out of trouble and it gets them involved in a healthy sport that is growing in In 1994 the league enrolled more than 550 boys and girls That figure dropped to about 500 players last year because officials were unsure if they would have a site For the past 12 years youth soccer teams have played on private land near the Bulverde Airport The property was sold in 1994 and the new owners allowed the league to continue using the land until the end of the recent season Johnson said The soccer club turned to the county for help rinding a new site and with support from several councilmembers and the Parks Adivisory Com mittee a contract was negotiated to use the spoils park which lies just north of the Mlts a big atop lor us and kids are ones who will Johnson president of the Butverde Youth Soccer Club 281 and Spring Branch Road intersection Under the lease the county will provide basic infrastructure such a parking and roadways lead ing the park The soccer club will be responsible for maintenance and developing the fields If the county budget allows for it next year the park could be improved with electricity and conces sion stands Hie county has just begun feting into pita acquring the land and providing info A Homseth said The whole idea i IVVIV atonal facilities to nonprofit group like the toe Johnson said die 8acre site wilt be divided into fields for players ages 418 The work should be completed by the start of the upcom ing season in August Johnson said At this point we are looking to bring in the needed equipment to level it out and put in new goals and Johnson said We have some of the bleachers but were hoping to get community support for the rest We have a lot of talented soccer players around added Johnson who has four children who will play in the Bulverde soccer league We are excited about them having the chance to continue playing the By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor The New Braunfels Toms Angels arent necessarily looking to return home with a tour in the bigger kribvv the represents a chance to showcase their talent before a crowd of college recruiters This is a very competitive tournament that brings out some of the best players and teams in the Angels coach Deanya Thomas said Because its such tournament it also attracts a lot of college coaches who are looking for players to offer We have girls on this team who have the ability to play college softball Its a matter of getting some exposure If we can help just one girl secure a scholarship then weve done some thing Thats the longterm goal for this local team of alldistrict softball players as they trek to Pasadena to compete in the American Fastpitch Softball Tournament Toms Angels a team of girls ages 1418 will take to the highway Saturday for the first of several road games over the next five weeks The competition also qualify them for the AFS National Tournament later this summer in Spring Grabbing the attention of college recruiters however is the priority The scouts will be watching and filming tournament Thomas said the tournament often draws Division 1 colleges Two weeks ago the Angels showcased their Toms Angels softball team DeGb Thomas Marci Allen Kyfie Mams MfcheiteJJriba Ranessa teh HiraWZituna photo by MICHAEL DeDe Thomas who starred for the Canyon Cotigar softbafl team this spring will toad a local contingent of player to a state tournament in Pasadena Saturday talent in an 85 win over High Voltage a team that ranks among the best in the Houston area Thomas believe her girls can repeat that per formance The Angels are more than just skilled players on the diamond They also have nine Academ ic AllDistrict selections including Ranessa Reeh Kylie Adams Cheryl Dunn Stacy Mueller Patti Saidler Michelle Uribe Stephanie DeDe Thomas Marcie Allen and Amber Heitkamp Three Adams and Thomas have been selected to the Texas Recruiting Camp scheduled for June 1013 More than 250 colleges will be represented at the prestigious camp which annually receives more than applicants but invites only the top 100 girls based on their scholastic and ath letic achievements Several Angels players helped guide the Canyon High School softball team to the play offs this past spring They will have some new faces as well Michelle Uribe and Patty Saidler are alldistrict selections who joined the team after starring for the LaVemia High School var sity softball team last spring Mueller Patti Saidler Kslsey Irever Amber Heitk Sponsored by Sunbelt Cement Inc and Deanyas Among Friends Salon the Angels are also coached by Rollie Guerrero Larry Mueller Martin Allen Cotton Thomas and Kathie McBride They hope to cany on the tra dition of a team named in honor of the late Dr Tom Brever who promoted local softball for several years in New Braunfels 3J Jazz blow out Sonics in Game 6 By The Associated Press SALT LAKE NBA will have to wait once again The Utah JaaaG arent finished making the Seattle sonics look miserable gw In the most important home game iikrji franchise history the Jazz took control from the start Thursday night and came upw with yet another blowout to force the SntoJ Game 7 of this years NBA playoffs The final score was 11883 the latest to a long line of postseason routs at the Dehae Center Karl Malone had 32 points 10 rebounds and seven assists Jeff Hornaoek was as deadeye as usual with 23 points Even John Stockton coaxed a good 14 points and 12 assists Die odds were against Malone said Nobody expected us to win up there in Game but we did It shows a lot of char acter about this Utah shot better than 60 percent led by as many as 36 and forced 23 turnovers from Seattle team thats averaging more than per game in the series c t Utah scored the first 12 points of thel1 game turned it into laugher early in the fourth quarter and withstood every run or burst of momentum the Sonics maiK aged Seattle had only five field goals in hel Xi first quarter and went 10 for 13 from die et to trail 3522 entering the second period Seattle closed to 10 on a threepointer byv Gary Payton early in the third quarter Utah outscored the Sonics 2516 over the 3 rest of the period Shawn Kemp led Seattle with 26 points gs and 14 rebounds Detkf Schrempf had 14 points as did Sam Perkins Game 7 will begin at 6 CDT in Seattle and Utah will be seeking become just the sixth team in NBA to come back from a 31 deficit M Meanwhile the rested Chicago Bulls for the winner cr w Local youth nets 2nd at national free throw finals From submitted reports Call him a marksman at the charity stripe With a deadeye shooting display James Wetz of Canyon Middle School in New Braunfels hit 24 of 25 shots from the free throw line and tied for second place at the Elks National Hoop Shoot finals in Springfield Massachusetts Competing in the boys age 12to13 class Wetz earlier this spring earned first place in the free throw tournament in New Braunfels He also won the title in the southwest state and regional finals The performance earned him a trip to nation als in Springfield the city where basketball was invented and introduced in 1891 Wetz who was sponsored by the New Braun fels Elks Lodge 2279 in the various levels of the Elks Hoop Shoot competition repeated his marksmanship but came up one shot short to the first place winner from Sunnyside who shot 25 out of 25 In a shootoff to break the fourway tie Wetz took the fourth place honors Going to the Elks National Hoop Shoot Finals was an exciting event for the entire family Welzs mother father and sister accompanied him on the trip and the family enjoyed its first experience on a jet airliner Major League standings Baltimore NewYork Toronto Boston Detroit CMMMvWon W 28 28 23 21 13 Cleveland Chicago Mtartee Minnesota Kansas City Seattle CaHomia Oakland W 34 31 23 23 24 W 33 27 25 24 L 21 21 29 30 40 L 17 20 27 27 29 L 19 24 26 27 Pet 571 571 442 412 245 Pet 667 606 460 453 Pet 635 529 491 471 May Marvels Hot Rangers on recordwinning pace 8 17 OB 3 11 OB By DENNEH FREEMAN AP Sports Writer Attanto Montreal Florida New York Houston Stloufe Chicago Pittsburgh waatMvMon San Diego Angelas SanRancisco Colorado W 34 30 26 27 22 W 27 23 19 21 20 W 33 26 26 25 L 17 23 25 26 29 L 27 29 27 31 32 L 20 26 25 24 Pot 667 566 510 509 431 Pet 500 442 413 404 385 Pot 623 510 510 OB 5 8 8 12 M 3 4 5 6 6 ARLINGTON Texas AP The Texas Rangers have become the May mar vels of the American League A 54 victory over the Cleveland Indi ans Wednesday night not only gave the Rangers a sweep of the threegame series but tied the Indians for the most wins in the AL with 33 This is a big confidence builder for said Texas manager Johnny Gates whose team is leading the AL West by five games over Seattle with a 3319 record the best in franchise history after 52 games Texas completed its first series sweep of the Indians since 1992 when Dean Palmer raced home on Sandy Alomars passed ball with the goahead run in the eighth inning With the sweep of the Indians who still have the best record in the AL the Rangers moved 14 games over 500 for the first time since July Im happy with 33 wins at this Gates said We got a few breaJw and made a few breaks Sweeping teams like Cleveland Baltimore and New York at home those are pretty good teams They wont get swept by many been in first place for 41 straight days the secondlongest streak in team history The club record is 72 consecutive days in 1994 First baseman Will Clark said the Rangers have one of the greatest club house atmospheres he has been around Ive felt this was a special team since spring Clark said But the important thing is the guys in this club house need to believe it We have a never giveup Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove who played on some good Rangers teams that never made the playoffs wasnt ready to describe Texas as playoff caliber just yet Its a hot Hargrove said Theres no more to say than Texas is especially hot at home Texas 21 home wins is the best in the majors Youve got to win at home to be a playoff Dates said And weve been doing The Rangers are 169 in with one game to go on tonight against Minnesota Its their second best May in club history behind an 189 record in 1991 Trrt tewi finished with an 8577 record and third in the AL West We cant get too excited said way to
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