New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 6, 1997, Page 5

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February 06, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas H e r a I d • Z c i t u ii g Sports Day ■ To talk with News Editor Steve Brigman about Sports Day, call 625-9144 ext. 221. the Press Comal County Sports H-S iMtdi Information about oporto league* Th© New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is now compiling information for a full sports directory of Comal County. Any league/organization involving sports/recreation is eligible for the directory. Information should consist of: Name of league/organization, president of league, phone number to join. cost to join, ages eligible, genders eligible and when the season starts and ends. Send to 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX., 78132 or fax to 625-1224. The New Braunfels Little League baseball is already having spring registration. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. The cost of registration is $30 until Friday. After the registration will be $40. Forms are also available at Vivroux Sporting Goods, Crow Firestone and the Rec Building at Landa Park. TINI. refiltering for upcoming loooon The In-Line Hockey League will start a series of clinics and practices on Saturday. The first games will start Feb. 22. Forms are available at the TIHL offices or by calling 609-3460. Qlrto softball ilgHgo Softball sign-ups are under way for the South Texas Royal Purples, an ASA/ Jr. Olympic program for girls agee 9-12 The purples are adding . r teams for 10 & under and 12 & under. Pick up applications at Vivroux’s or call Rusty Limey at 560-1076. y    gAAjnonl ■NMT Pm iWWwoWHP IPwPnW T Bar M is starting after school junior programs, private lessons, adult programs and leagues. Cat 629-0439 for more information.' 14 The 3rd annual Hummel Museum golf tournament will be held at the Chaparral County Club in Seguin on Mar. 14. The tournament will have three flights and go by the Two Man select shot format, The prizes per flight are $300 for first place. $200 for second place and $100 for first place. A 1997 vehicle donated by Seguin Motor Co will be a hole-in-one prize. The entry fee is $60 per person which includes gifts, prizes and hamburger buffet The tournament is limited to 54 teams and entries must be received by Mar. 7. Make checks payable to The Hummel Museum, Inc. Send to PO Box 311100, New Braunfels. Tx., 78131. Call 625-5636 for more information. % PeSnind Paul CVO will be taking calls to sign up track participants until Wednesday Boys and girls 4-17. Call 606-4334 or 609-1694 if interested The John Newcomb© Tennis Ranch has junior private and group lessons and adult private and group lessons to offer, Team tennis and tennis are now forming. all local tennis please contact Tom Browntail at the John Newcomb© Tennis Ranch at 625-9105 or 1-800-444-6204.Sports Pay Signing on the dotted line Area athletes sign letters of intent Wednesday was letter of intent signing day for the state's graduating athletes. Comal County saw several of its own ink agreements to play college sports. David Simmonds, top left, puts his John Hancock on a letter of intent to play football at Texas Tech. Coach and Athletic Director Tim Kingsbury, center, 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 Toys Ohlrich. Kingsbury, coach Phyllis Fowler and her father James. Canyon quarterback Reagan George signed up to play football at Southwest Texas Stats. Joining Georgs 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. ‘Horns get state’s top recruiting class By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) Big 12 champion Texas hauled in the state's lop recruiting clasp, hut broken promises and an inability ta sway waffling high school seniors left the Longhorns lamenting wfint might'* have been. Texas AAM, despite a disappointing 1996 season, also signed a group of players that should lead it into the millennium. Texas Tech’s fourth-consecutive 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 billingSports Briefs to pound Spurs, 113-97 PHILADELPHIA (AP) - On paper, Wednesday night s 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 ted by as many as 24 in the contest, in which they prevailed 113-97 And, after losing 13 in a row. Philadelphia now has won four of its last seven. “I think we re playing a bt better," said Jerry Stackhouse, who scored 22 points for Philadelphia “We're getting some guys back into the fold and that's a big key for us" 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 "I'm disappointed with our club.” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said "We were a step behind all night “ as a super recruiter considering he had only 37 days to scout and lure recruits. Losing seasons hurt the efforts of Oklahoma anti (Mahonia State iii Texas Die Sooners had the upper-edge on their mutualI home turf .    K    *,or*    was    texas’ ncar-misscs The oirsmut got away cost the Longhorns a chance for a class among the nation’s best. although some publications still ranked UT in the top IO. ()n Tuesday. Tyler John Tyler defensive end David Warren, the suite’s top recruit and among the most coveted in the nation, picked Florida State instead of Texas, and I .a Marque linebacker Roylin Bradley, the state’s second-best defensive toto btonke Tampa Bay for 4-0 Start 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 28-save performance Wednesday night for his first shutout in almost two years and ninth of his career as the Stars blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 “He's playing solid right now,” said coach Ken Hitchcock who indicated that Irbe might start again Thursday night at St Louis. “He's going to have to play a lot more down the stretch This was big for Nm.* * Irbe struggled early this season, a carryover from last season when he went 4-12-4 for the San Jose Sharks He signed as a free agent with Dallas during the offseason to be Andy Moog's backup No. 9 tows State holds on to clof oat Baylor AMES Iowa (AP) Defense saved Iowa State again. The sixth-ranked Cyclones shot prospect, picked AAM over UT. Also Tuesday, cornerback Sannr Al-Amin of Garland Lakeview Centennial backed out of a verbal pledge to be a Longhorn and opted for Baylor while receiver C'cdnc Cormier of Galena Park North Slum: switched his cotnmiUnent lo Colorado ov er the weekend No one, though, is pitying the Longhorns as they signed a 23-man class featuring several players who w ill contribute next season. Texas biggest signee literally was lineman Leonard Davis, a 6-foot-6, 351-pounder who broke an early commitment to A&M Davis will be an interior defensive lineman. Like Texas. AAM saw a few good only 39 percent, missed 16 of 33 free throws and went 11 55 in the first half without a basket But they held Baylor down at the other end and won 61-52 Wednesday night, setting up a battle for first place in the Big 12 when No 1 Kansas visits on Sunday “It was a frustrating night sitting over there for (Ait staff and I’m sure it was for our players.” 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 you’re not committed to playing the other end, you come out with an L Arid I do think the energy was there on the defensive end of the floor” Mavericks' Gatling named to All-Star tip tin* NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Gatling of Dallas, Kevin Garnett of Minnesota and Chris Webber of Washington were picked to replace three injured players in the NBA All-Star game Sunday at Cleveland. They will replace Western ones get away. They kist Davis to UT and suffered a last-minute blow when receiver Robert Williams of Dallas Bishop Lynch opted for Miami Williams initially said he’d attend Stanford. Texas Tech also was bitten by guys who got away. Grapevine receiver Jack Brewer, an early Texas Christian commitment. opted for Southern Methodist and offensive lineman Jason Stevenson of Killeen Edison picked Kansas. Last year, liaylor basked in die recruiting spotlight by getting quarterback Odell James over Nebraska This season. the Bears signed six offensive linemen to Nock fix James, who was injured most of last season. Conference stars Clyde Drexler of Houston and Shaquille O’Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers and Eastern Conference center Patrick Ewing of New York Garnett. 20, will be the second-youngest all-star ever, older only than Magic Johnson in 1980 Seminole* sign nation’s top recruiting clee* TALLAHASSEE. Ria (AP) Florida State was the biggest winner on national signing day, picking up defensive player of the year David Warren along with two other top-rated defensive linemen In addition to Warren, a 6 foot-3, 220-pound end from Tyler. Texas, the Seminoles landed Jamal Reynolds, a 6-3, 235-pound end from Aiken, SC, and Char-Ron Dorsey, a 6-8, 305-pound lineman from Jacksonville The Seminoles also are still in the chase — with Florida, LSU and Notre Dame — for running back Travis Minor, the near-consensus offensive player of the year from Baton Rouge, La City tries to block Rockets from breaking lease By TERRI LANGFORD Associated Press Writer HOUSTON C ity officials, fearful the Houston Rockets might try to leave town, have sued to keep the team from wrestling out of its lease al The Summit sports arena. Its the latest volley in the tussle between Rockets owner Les Alexander ami Chuck Watson, whose Arena Operating Co., manages The Summit. ITte city of Houston insists in papers filed Wednesday that Alexander’s Rocket Ball Ltd. be forced to stay at The Summit until Nov. 30, 2003, when the company’s lease expires Rocket Ball is the limited partnership that owns the NBA franchise “lf Rocket Ball is not required to honor 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 2003,’’ the city’s pleading stated In December, Alexander sued Arena (grating ( a, or AC X.’, 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 I he Sum mit. built with SIH million iii taxpayer supported bonds, and receives an annual fee from AIM In addition to A( X , Watson owns the Houston Aeros. the city’s minor league hockey team lf the Rockets were to get out of the lease and decide to leave, the city’s taxpayers would he “left holding the bag” on that debt, the city's filing stated “ Therefore, it is essential that the city he a party to this lawsuit to protect its interest in enforcing the Rockets' obligation to play in Houston,*' it said. Alexander lias said he filed the suit to strike a deal with Houston Mayor Bob Lanier and the city for a new dow ntow n arena near the George R Brown Convention Center The Rockets released a statement bul declined to take questions about its initial lawsuit. “We are not surprised by the city's decision today,” the statement said. ‘Our hope has always been to get this resolved quickly so we can all focus on continuing the winning tradition of the Houston Rockets." lf Rocket Ball wins the suit, however, Alexander would be free to move his team to another city.NE girls drop 4-0 decision MacArthur forward Brooke Hopkins scored all the goals to lead the Lady Brahmans to a 3-0 win over New Braunfels Tuesday in Unicorns Stadium. The I .ady Unicorns used their passing skills to keep the Lady Brahmans oft the board early, but with eight minutes left in the initial stanza. Hopkins took a rebound off the pv>st and punched it in on the ground to stake MacArthur to a lead.Soccer Hopkms scored two more gulls before the half ended to send MacArthur to the dressing room up by three. The Lady Unicom defense, behind midfielders Heather Barker and Lernn Biggers, held the Lady Brahmans scoreless in the second half. But MacArthur^ defense was tough enough to bolti on to the shutout. "The Girls have improved every game," l ady Unicorn Coach Joey Trev ino said. "It just doesn't show on the scoreboard." The loss runs the Lady Unicorn record to 3-2. T hey travel to Sequin Friday to face the Lady Matadors at Matador Stadium Del Valle 3t Canyon 1 Despite outshttoting the C animals 3-1. Canyon lost to Del Valle Tuesday, 3-2. Del Valle got on the board first w ith a shirt front outside the eighteen yard box, but Canyon answered with a kick into the top left corner by Rani (iarcia Paul Paniagua assisted on the goal lite teams went in to lialltime with the score knotted at I -1 Del Valle scored first iii the second half on a penalty kick I he ( ougars tied the game when Doak May found a loose hall in front of the net. and headed it in. Del Valle scored the winning goal when the Cougars tailed to clear a Matador throw-in that IXT Valle converted. “As a team. we worked togeltwi well." said C ougar ( ouch Danny Bueno “But what hurt us was the numerous opportunities we had to score, and didn't plus mental breakdowns tor easy goals " Canyon travels to Lockhart Friday to face the Lions. Canyon (girl*) 4, Del Valle 0 Dorothy May scored all Tour Cougarette goals us t anyon shutout I KT Valle Tuesday, 4-0 Canyon JV 4, Hay* JV 0 Bryant Scheppier scored two goals to lead the Cougar junior varsity over Hays Tuesday. Randy Pittman arui Mike Nunnery also scored Tor the ( ougarsEagles overcome high wind Despite wind gusts luesday at the Fraternal < brier of I uglis Scramble < toll Tournament, goiters turned iii impressive scores The foursome of Joe lafoya, Marlene Acheson, Al Hcincmeyci and Belly Meewes tied the team of Jim I ox. ( clinic* Tile, Robert Bnsscndcn and Marge Yeamans to slum.* first- and second-place prizes Tlx* winning teams came into tlx* clubhouse with 7-under-par 5IsGolf Ihc team ut Johnnie I Hulk. Vernon Seder, Elgin Kncupcr and Joy Seller took iliirri with a 6-under-par ^2 Lee Maddox, Al Wagner, Bill (lunlix'i and Kudu < Minim took fourth w uh a 5-under 53. Nearest to the hole prizes went to Marilla (nllum, Jim Rice, Betty Meewes and Eagles' senior member, 90-year-old Ray Metzke A total of 51 members competed in the tournament I lie next tournament is slate for Feb. 25 at the I anda Park < nill (‘curse Sundance Hollers hit two aces in January Sundance golfers score holes- m-one There were two liole-m-<Hies recorded al tlx* Sundance < kill ( curse during January Clay ( ohms used a 6-iron to acc the 169-yard I Kth on Jan. 25 Dennis Ninnman aced the 149-yard 10th hole with a 4-iron Jan 31 ;

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