Thursday, February 6, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZellunQ 0 19970 Page5 Day To talk with News Editor Steve drigman about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 221 Thl New Bjaiiflfels HeraldZeitung is now f full re60ry of Cbmal County Coma County Sports involving is eligible for the directory IriforrHation should consist of Name of zation presiderit of league phone number to join cost to join ages eligible gen ders eligible and when the The New Braunfels Little League baseball is already having spring registration Pleaseibring a copy of your childsibirthcertificate The cost of registration is until Friday Mefr the registration will be f Forms ace also available at Vivrouk Sporting Goods Crow Firestone andthe Rec Building at LandaPark TIHL registering for upcoming The InLine Hockey League will start a series of clinics and practices qn Saturday The first games will start Feb 22 Forms are avail able at the TIHL offices or by calling Qbto Softball signups are under wayfor the South Texas Royal ah program for girls The purples ar teams for 10 uncfi under Pick Up applications at Vivrbuxs or call Rusty Linriey at 5001076 T Is starting after iunlor prpgrams private lessons adult programs and leagues Oaf 9290439 for more Infor mations L tounuMMfit Maron 14 The ardannual Hummel tournament will IpouhtyjClubjruSeguin on Mar tournament will have K three flights and go by the Two Man select shot format The prizes per flight are fpr first place for second place arid for first A Wjvehlgle donated by Seguin Motor Co will be a holelnone prize The entry fee is per per which Includes gifts and hamburger buffet The tournament is limited to 54 entries must be received by Mar 7 Make checks payable to The Hummel Museum Send Bpx 31 1 100 New for more infor big i lia to sign yp track Wednesday has junior private ancj ltennie please rownWlUtthe Sports Pay Signing on the dotted line Area athletes sign letters of intent Wednesday was letter of intent signing day for the states graduating athletes Comal County saw several of its own Ink agreements to play college sports David Slmmonds top left puts his John Hancock on a letter of intent to play football at Texas Tech Coach and Athletic Director Tim Klngsbury cen ter joined Simmonds parents Lew and Pat Simmonds at the signing Shelly Bredewater top right signed to play volleyball at Southern Methodist Witnessing her signing were from left mother Toya Ohlrich Klngsbury coach Phyllis Fowler and her father James Canyon quarterback Reagan George signed up to play football at Southwest Texas State Joining George for the big event were from left coach Larry Nowotny brother Bradley mother Joyce and father Clay George will also join the Bobcat baseball squad By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer DALLAS AP Big 12 champion Texas hauled in the states top recruiting class but broken promises and qninabil i ity to he Longhorns lamenting hnvebeen Texas despite a disappointing 1996 season also signed a group of players that should lead it into the mil lennium Texas Techs fourthconsecutive bowl berth earned what coach Spike Dykes called without a doubt his best ever while new Baylor coach Dave Roberts did a decent job of living up to his billing Sports Briefs Philadelphia shoot lights out to pound Spurs PHILADELPHIA AP paper Wednesday nights matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs was an even game between two teams with 11 wins On the court the differences were apparent The 76ers shot 59 percent from the field had three scorers over 20 and led by as many as 24 in the contest in which they prevailed 11397 And after losing 13 in a row Philadelphia now has won four of its last seven I think were playing a lot said Jerry Stackhouse who scored 22 points for Philadelphia Were getting some guys back into the fold and thats a big key for On the other hand the Spurs looked listless The team is missing four key players Will Perdue Chuck Person David Robinson and Charles Smith and now has lost five in a row and seven of its last eight Im disappointed with our Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said We were a step Behind all as a super recruiter considering he had only 37 days to scout and lure recruits Losing seasons hurt the efforts of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in Texas The Sooners had the upperedge on their ys story was y the Lohghorns a chance for a class among the nations best although some publications still ranked UT in the top 10 On Tuesday Tyler John Tyler defensive end David Warren the states top recruit and among the most coveted in the nation picked Florida Stale instead of Texas and La Marque linebacker Roylin Bradley the states secondbest defensive Irfae blanks Tampa Bay for 4 0 Stars victory DALLAS AP Facing a stretch of four games in five nights the Dallas Stars needed a lift from backup goalie Arturs Irbe Irbe came through with a 28save performance Wednesday night for his first shutout in almost two years and ninth of his career as the Stars blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning 40 Hes playing solid right said coach Ken Hitchcock who indicated that Irbe might start again Thursday night at St Louis Hes going to have to play a lot more down the stretch This was big for Irbe struggled early this season a carryover from last season when he went 4124 for the San Jose Sharks He signed as a free agent with Dallas during the offseason to be Andy Moogs backup No 6 Iowa Stato holds on to dofeat Baylor AMES Iowa AP Defense saved Iowa State again The sixthranked Cyclones shot prospect picked over UT Also Tuesday corncrback Samir Al Amin of Garland Lakevicw Centennial backed out of a verbal pledge to be a Longhorn and opted for Baylor while receiver Ccdric Cormier of Galena Park Shore switched his commitment to Colorado over the weekend No one though is pitying the Long horns as they signed a 23man class fea turing several players who will contribute next season Texas biggest signee literally was lineman Leonard Davis a 6foot6 351pounder who broke an early com mitment to Davis will be an inte rior defensive lineman Like Texas saw a few good only 39 percent missed 16 of 33 free throws and went in the first half without ti basket But they held Baylor down at the other end and won 6152 Wednesday night setting up a bat tle for first place in the Big 12 when No 1 Kansas visits on Sunday It was a frustrating night sitting over there for our staff and Im sure it was for our Iowa State coach Tim Floyd said But they need to understand that theres some real positives in that win that when you have nights like that on the offensive end and youre not committed to playing the other end you come out with an L And I do think the energy was there on the defensive end of the Mavericks Catling named to AllStar squad NEW YORK AP Chris Galling of Dallas Kevin Garnett of Minnesota and Chris Webber of Washington were picked to replace three injured players in he NBA AllStar game Sunday at Cleveland They will replace Western ones gel away They lost Davis to UT and suffered a lastminute blow when receiv er Robert Williams of Dallas Bishop Lynch opted for Miami Williams ini tially said hed attend Stanford TcxaSiTech also was bitten by guys whogotaway Grapevine receiver Jack Brewer an early Texas Christian com mitment opted for Southern Methodist and offensive lineman Jason Stevenson of Killcen Ellison picked Kansas Last year Baylor basked in the recruit ing spotlight by getting quarterback Odcll James over Nebraska This sea son the Bears signed six offensive line men to block for James who was injured most of last season Conference stars Clyde Drexler of Houston and Shaquille ONeal of the Los Angeles Lakers and Eastern Conference center Patrick Ewing of New York Garnett 20 will be the secondyoungest allstar ever older only than Magic Johnson in 1980 Seminoles sign nations top recruiting class TALLAHASSEE Fla AP Florida State was the biggest win ner on national signing day picking up defensive player of the year David Warren along with two other toprated defensive linemen In addition to Warren a 6foot3 220pound end from Tyler Texas the Seminoles landed Jamal Reynolds a 63 235pound end from Aiken and CharRon Dorsey a 68 305pound lineman from Jacksonville The Seminoles also are still in the chase with Florida LSU and Notre Dame for running back Travis Minor the nearconsensus offensive player of the year from Baton Rouge La City tries to block Rockets from breaking lease ByTERRI LANGFORD Associated Press Writer HOUSTON officials fearful the Houston Rockets might try to leave town have sued to keep the team from wrestling out of its lease at The Summit sports arena Its the latest volley in the tussle between Rockets owner Les Alexander and Chuck Watson whose Arena Oper ating manages The Summit The city of Houston insists in papers filed Wednesday that Alexanders Rock et Ball Ltd be forced to stay at The Summit until Nov 30 2003 when the companys lease expires Rocket Mall is the limited partnership that owns the NBA franchise If Rocket Ball is not required to hon or its agreement to use The Summit exclusively as its home venue it would potentially be free to negotiate and move to another city prior to the citys pleading stated In December Alexander sued Arena Operating or AOC in an attempt to have a state district court determine how much it would cost the team to free itself from its lease The city of Houston owns The Sum mit built with million in taxpayer supported bonds and receives an annu al fee from AOC In addition to AOC Watson owns the I louston Aeros the citys minor league hockey team If the Rockets were to get out of the lease and decide to leave the citys tax payers would be left holding the bag on that debt the citys filing stated Therefore it is essential that the city be a party to this lawsuit to protect its interest in enforcing the Rockets oblig ation to play in it said Alexander has said he filed the suit to strike a deal with Houston Mayor Bob Lanier and the city for a new downtown arena near the George R Brown Con vention Center The Rockets released a statement but declined to take questions about its ini tial lawsuit We are not surprised by the citys decision the statement said Our hope has always been to get this resolved quickly so we can all focus on continu ing the winning tradition of the I louston If Rocket Ball wins the suit however Alexander would be free to move his team to another city N B girls drop 40 decision MacArthur forward Brooke Hopkins scored nil the goals to lead the Lady Brohmans to a 30 win over New Braun fcls Tuesday in Unicorns Stadium The Lady Unicorns used their passing skills to keep the Lady Brnhmans off the board early but with eight minutes left in the initial stanza Hopkins took a rebound oflthc post and punched it in on the ground to stake MacArthur to a lead Soccer Hopkins scored two more goals before the half ended to send MacArtluir to the dressing room up by three The Lady Unicorn defense behind midfielders I leather Barker and Lerrin Biggers held the Lady Brahmans score less in the second half But Mac Arthurs defense was tough enough to hold on to the shutout The Girls have improved every Lady Unicom Coach Joey Trevi no said It just doesnt show on the The loss runs the Lady Unicorn record to 32 They travel to Sequin Fri day to face the Lady Matadors at Mata dor Stadium Del Valle 3 Canyon 1 Despite outshooting the Cardinals 31 Canyon lost to Del Valle Tuesday 32 Del Valle got on the board first with a shot from outside the eighteen yard box but Canyon answered with a kick into the top left corner by Raul Garcia Paul Paniagua assisted on the goal The teams went in to halllime with the score knotted at I 1 Del Valle scored first in the second half on a penalty kick The Cougars lied the game when Doak May found i loose ball in front of the net and headed it in Del Valle scored the winning goal when the Cougars failed to clear a Mata dor throwin that Del Valle converted As a team we worked together said Cougar Conch Danny Bueno But what hurt us was the numerous oppor tunities we had to score and didnt plus mental breakdowns for easy Canyon travels to Lockhart Friday to face the Lions Canyon girls 4 Del Valle 0 Dorothy May scored all four Cougarelte goals as Canyon shutout Del Valle Tuesday 40 Canyon JV 4 Hays JV 0 Bryant Scheppicr scored two goals to lead the Cougar junior varsity over 11 ays Tuesday Randy Pitlman and Mike Nunnery also scored for the Cougars Eagles overcome high wind Despite wind gusts Tuesday at the Fraternal Order of liagles Scramble Golf Tournament golfers turned in impressive scores The foursome of Joe Tafoya Marlene Acheson Al lleinemeyer and Betty Meewes tied the team of Jim Fox Con nie File Robert Brissenden and Marge Yeamans to share firstand secondplace prizes The winning teams came into the clubhouse with 7undcrpar 5Is Golf The learn of Johnnie llaulk Vernon Seller Kneiiper and Joy Scilcr took third with a Hinderpar 52 Lee Maddux Al Wagner Hill iardner and Kalhi Grimm took fourth with a 5 under53 Nearest to the hole went to Martha Gillum Jim Rice Belly Meewes and Haglcs senior member 90yearold Ray A total ul 51 members computed in the tournament The next tournament is slate for leb 25 at the Lamia Park loll Course Sundance goiters hit two aces in January Sundance golfers score holesinone There were two holeinones recorded at the Sundance Golf Course dining Jan uary Clay Collins used a hiron to ace the 169yard 18th on Jan 25 Dennis Ninnman aced the 149yard 10th hole with a 4iron Jan 31