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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas ooO r Av1 HeraldZeitungO Friday Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 wfi n UMwfl OQI Ml ft Jftii Peterson Comal County Sports kocal cempetitidfrfor the 25th natfenal free throw shooting con test for kids ages 813 will be iheta at OakRun School on Jan 18 beginning at 10 The categories are and 1213 Each contestant has hoop The boy jahdgirClieach age group with tWBb4t scores advance through four tiers of competition to qualify fatheTnational finals Bbwijrig Instruction classes for wantingtp their skills are now held twice a month at Cbmal Bowl Classes are two 2hour ses sions using written material and personal oneonone Instruction oWthe lanes The cost is per class For more information call Morgan at or Donald at 609 i TIHL sponsoring pickup gamos this wookand inLine Hopk League TIHL Tiesare fprplayers ages 14 airid up and will take place between 2 and 5 on D6G 28 29 Thecost is per session Alf participants must wear appropriate gear Thaleague is also accept ing legislations for the next season of InLine Hockey Participation is open to boys and girlsages 7 and up The next season witl begin on January 25 Forms are available at the TIHL office or by sailing 6093460 Television Times Collotfo Football Houston vs Syracuse liberty Bowl 2 on ESPN Miami vs Virginia Carquest Bowl on TBS Wisconsin Utah Copper Bowl on ESPN Sports Day Vacation over for bball teams By DAVID WINDER Sports Editor Starting this weekend the holidays are over for most area basketball teams The Sqiithson Valley Rangers kick off the second half of the season by visiting Dripping Springs today Its a hard playing at the Ranger coach John Valenzuela said They must have a different set of rims than everyone else The rims are so hard you have to be on it because you are not going to get a shooters The Rangers are currently on the season Wed rather have a game before going back to playing district Valen zuela said It gives us a chance to get back from the Christmas holidays We can go out and play and the game does nt count in the district The district standings might not come into play today but Valenzuela is still thinking about them In the first round of district we have four road games and two home Valenzuela said If we could go 42 or 5 1 in the first round that would be great Then if we could duplicate that in the second round we could put ourselves in great position The winner of this dis trict could have a record of Sports Briefs Barkley Olajuwon lead AllStar voting Houston teammates Charles Barkley and Hakeem Olajuwon were among the leaders as the first results of balloting for the NBAs Western Conference Ail Star team were released Thursday Barkley acquired in a trade with 5 The Canyon Cougars will play at Drip ping Springs at 3 Saturday Canyon is 11 against Dripping Springs this year The New Braunfels Unicorns will travel to Seguin for a 4 game Sat urday Its going to be one of those games where you go into it uncertain because of the week Unicorn coach Larry Schulte said But I feel good I like the way things have been Qirls basketball The Unicorns are currently tied for first place in District 265A with a record of 20 Their overall record is 113 The key on Saturday is to play con sistent defense which leads to good Schulte said Ive had no com plaints with our defense this season But I think part of that comes from condi tioning So well see how we do Satur The Unicorns will also see one of the better teams in the San Antonio area Were going to have to be ready for their Schulte said Were also going to have to get good guard play Theyre going to be solid playing at The Smithson Valley Rangers travel to Ingram Saturday for a 2 game Phoenix led all forwards with votes and Olajuwon topped the centers with Both have started seven AllStar games including the last two in a row Barkley was MVP of the 1991 game Behind Barkley at forward were Shawn Kemp of Seattle Karl Malone of Utah and HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jeff Hersrud and the rest of the Smlthson Valley Rangers will be back on the court tonight Business Owners Managers KITPOSSIMf TO NAVE TOO TOMft Watch this space to find out Minnesota teammates Kevin Gugliotta Trailing Olajuwon was Shaquille ONeal of the Los Angeles Lakers David Robinson of San Antonio Arvydas Sabonis of Portland and Olden Polynice of Sacramento v lANCIRAJ IONIC I Seattles Gary Payton led all Western Conference guards with followed by John Stockton of Utah Jason Kidd of Dallas Clyde Drexler of Houston and Nick Van Exel The NBA AllStar game will be played Sunday Feb 9 at Cleveland odq osu uov fVV pi nr Mavs trade Kidd Spurs lose 9486 AP The Dallas Mavericks swung probably the biggest trade in their history when they sent Jason Kidd to the Phoenix Suns in a sixplayer deal The swap was also big news in Northern California where Kidd an Oakland native is a Bay Area hero But a road win by the Golden State Warriors also qualifies as a newsworthy event in the Bay Area While the Mavericks were still buzzing about Thursday nights block buster deal the Warriors took control in the final four minutes for a 113108 decision Before the game the Mavericks trad ed Kidd Loren Meyer and Tony Dumas for guard Sam Cassell forwards Michael Finley and Green and a secondround draft choice It caught me off Maver icks guard Jim Jackson said But were getting three great players Things happen in this league that sometimes seem bizarre but work out to both teams Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp led Seattle with 20 points apiece while Perkins and Hawkins were a combined 7for8 from 3point range in Seattles 9486 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night With the Spurs down 7162 after three quarters Vernon Maxwell shot the Spurs back into contention He hit a 3riointer and two other baskets in a 92 run as San Antonio closed to 7371 with left in the game Dominique Sean Elliott led the Spurs with 17 points each Charles Barkley returned from a two game suspension and had 20 points and 16 rebounds as Houston snapped a fourgame losing streak with a 10190 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night ANNOUNCING A NEW MUSIC PROOIAM FOR KIDS DM NEW BRAUNFELS THE CHTLDBLOOM GUITAR PROGRAM For Young People 512 Experienced and specially trained teacher A thoughtful and caring approach to musical skill development Scheduled with you in mind Free parent newsletter Many references A convenient New Braunfels location Call 6080392 or 8005940049 Think Ancira In Beautiful BOERNE In Beautiful BOERNE FOR RECOGNIZED INDUSTRY LEADER IN QUALITY 3 DAY Womens Healthcare Center Proudly Announces the Association of Dr Kevin Blair Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology With Thomas D Elmore Now Scheduling Patients for January 1997 6250474 The best thing Ive ever done for my child Austin Register To WIN Free 19 Color Remote Control TV GIVEN AWAY MONTHLY IANCIRAII OMC UWLHtttHl UMC J 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