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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeitung a Tuesday May O 5 Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send e mail to HZsports@aol.com HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press Comal County Sports Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows San Marcos Memorial Day Softball tournament The San Marcos Parks Department and Recreation Texas will sponsor a Memorial Day Softball Tournament Saturday and Sunday at the San Marcos Softball Complex The doubleelimination tour nament is open to regis tered mens class C and D and corecreation teams Entry deadline is 5 on Wednesday For more information or to register call Devon Jordan at Smithson Valley HS Athletic Physicals Hill Country Medicine Clinic will be offering athletic physi cals at Smithson Valley High School at 3 on Friday The physicals are offered to all incoming students from grades 7 to 12 The cost is For more information call Thomas Petmecky at 9047277 Schlitterbahn Run to benefit Habitat for Humanity The Schlitterbahn Three Parks RunWalkMileKids Races and Auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity are set for 8 Saturday in downtown New Braunfels This years event features a new course onemile run 5K miles run and awards cer emony inside the Schlitterbahn Waterpark Race flyers are available at McKenna Memorial Hospital McKenna Rehabilitation Network Sams Clejfrejs B New Braunfels Heraldri Zeitung Schlitterbahn Resort office and radio Registration and packet pick up will be from 7 to 6 this week at McKenna Rehabilitation Network and at 6 on Saturday For more information call Susan Phillips race director at 6095030 or send email to 75013.320@compuserve.com Sundance Golf Course LeftHanders tourney Sundance Golf Course will sponsor a LeftHanders tourna ment at on Saturday The tournament will use a flighted strokeplay format Entry fee is For more information call 6293817 Dog Obedience Classes The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering Basic Dog Obedience classes at the Landa Recreation Center The classes will be from to on Monday evenings from May 26 to June 30 The fee is per partici pant Preregistration is required and will take place through Saturday at the recre ation center A copy of your dogs current rabies vaccine certificate is required and all dogs must be a minimum of six months old The instructor will be Stephanie Heinrich For more information call the recreation center at 6082167 Smithson Valley HS Camp Tennis 1997 Camp Tennis 97 is set for June 2 to 6 and 9 to 13 at Smithson Valley High School Sessions will run from 9 to noon each day The camp is open to girls and boys in grades six seven and eight For more information call Keith Brown at 210 499 4920 Guadalupe Soccer Academy Summer Camp The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will sponsor the Guadalupe Soccer Academy Summer Camp in CMS girls fare well at district meet Jaguars eighthgrade team wins consecutive titles From staff reports The Canyon Middle School seventhand eighthgrade girls track teams finished first and second at the recent Guadalupe Valley Conference district meet The seventhgrade team finished second just 10 points behind Corbett The Jaguars had four firstplace finishes and five secondplace fin ishes for a total of 134 team points District titles were won by Arden Tunnell in the shot put 308 Joanna Jennings in the 400meter dash Amanda Pittman in dis cus 7410 and the relay team of Kasey Eulberg Stacey Ploch Erin Henk and Jennings The mile relay team also finished the season undefeated at all meets and Kelly Caren broke a school record in the run The seventhgrade team won four meets in addition to the runnerup spot at district Canyons eighthgrade team won the district title for the second time in as many years com piling 113 points The Jaguars got three firstplace finishes and seven secondplace finishes Lauren Reimer won district titles in the high jump 400meter dash and 100 meter hurdles Becky Betty Jost also Track was first in the shot put 388 All four of the titles were meet records and it was Josts second consecutive firstplace finish in the shot The shot and 400 were also new school records Canyons 400meter relay team of Kara Kennedy Jessy Herrera Amanda Rivas and Amelia Vargas also set a school record along with Lesley Griffin in the run The old 400 relay record had stood since 1994 and the record was set in 1993 CMS coach Joanne Flores said Reimers per formance in the 400 was the highlight of the meet Reimer broke a school record set earlier this year She ran an incredible Flores said I have never seen an eighthgrader do that before It was sure something too see In all there were nine combined district and school records bro ken at this one Flores said the successful season would not have happened without the help of her assistant coaches All of our athletes who competed at this meet worked very hard and we are very proud of she said We are very proud of them Our coaches Kathy Hickey Lydia Lapotaire and Jodi Smith deserve a lot of credit for helping me organize and train the girls that came out for our track program this New Braunfels Little League has plenty of room to grow By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor In the film Field of Kevin Costner builds a baseball field on his farmland attracting thousands of people to watch the legends of baseball play nightly The New Braunfels Little League is set to build their own fields with the hope that people will come as well Ground is expected to be broken soon on a new Little League complex on the south end of Loop 337 When the project is completely fin ished the land will have eight playing fields two concession stands a parking lot and several practice fields After nearly 40 years of existing with two leagues American and National the New Braunfels Little League decided last fall to merge into one league But the idea to establish a new home came more out of necessity after the city decided to build its new library on the Common Street site now occupied fielcjs Mike Kelly fotmer league and chair of the Complex Development Committee said the merger grew out of the loss of the Common Street fields American League president Tim Mundt and I started talking the year before about a Kelly said During that time we also found out we would lose the property on Common Street to the library and didnt see a point of trying to build a facility for two differ ent So the city gave the league the site on the loop which they now use as practice fields Thanks to the help of John Nelson of Lone Star Architects in San Antonio a plan has been drawn up to make the property the Little Leagues new home League president Jon Ellis said ground would be broken after the utility work had been com pleted He added that all of the preliminary work had been donated and while the league was about to begin a fundraising campaign they also welcome any donations of time or money There are a lot of people who have the talent and expertise to help get this thing built and HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson The New Braunfels Little League will break ground soon for eight new playing fields on Loop 337 Mike Kelly left and Jon Ellis right are two of the board members leading the project they only way we can do it is with their he said We want to try to build four fields at first but if we have the financial backing well build all eight from the get Mike Garrott another member of the develop ment committee coordinated the architecture and utility work for the project Each fourplex will surround a circular con cession stand and restrooms In addition the city will build an access road off the loop The league also has two fields on Fredericksburg Road which it will keep for prac tices and additional games Ellis said The uni fied league has been rotating teams between the two fields this season Weve got kids who played in one league their entire career and have never gotten the chance to play at the other Ellis said Kelly who coaches a Major League team this season said the split was about even between Common and Fredericksburg We have 13 games on the schedule this year and six of those games are on one field and seven on the he said In addition to giving the league which already has more than boys and girls ages 5 to 18 involved room to grow the new com plex will allow for more tournaments and special games Were hosting two tournaments this year but this new facility would help bring even more people to Ellis said That would be a big boost to the local motels and restaurants as Donations of either time or money for the pro ject will be gladly accepted For more informa tion or to help call Ellis at 6250194 or Kelly at 6064665 Wehe makes AllDistrict first team From staff reports New Braunfels junior Chad Wehe was named to the District 265A All District baseball team Coach Neal Miller said Monday Wehe was named to the team as a shortstop He had a 415 district bat ting average and a 930 fielding aver age For the season Wehe batted 329 with a 517 onbase average He also stole 11 bases on 13 attempts and was given the team MVP award at the annual sports banquet Wehe also saw time at pitcher for New Braunfels this year compiling a ERA in 23 innings He struck out 32 and walked 19 Five Unicorns also made the hon orable mention team They were junior Josh Salge third base senior Ivan Antosh first base sophomore Clifton Fischer pitcher senior Errol Baugh catcher and sophomttfeMike i Bagwell gets hit PHILADELPHIA AP With one career milestone accomplished Jeff Bagwell immediately set his sights on another one Bagwell got his hit on a homer then added a second to claim a tie for the NL home run lead as the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 95 Monday night It was nice to get it out of the said Bagwell who said he was reminded of how close he was to the landmark every time he looked at a box score The Lord willing Id like to get Turn to Astros Page 6 Astros Phillies Rockets begin on a bad note Jazz take Game 1 of conference finals SALT LAKE CITY AP This MVP stuff is all new to Karl Malone so youll have to excuse his behavior Monday night He practically snubbed David Stern He gave the silent treatment to the fans He made the media wait an hour for a postgame interview He didnt even play up to his MVP standards Still the rest of the Jazz gave solid backing to Malone on the night he picked up his trophy as Utah defeated Houston 10186 Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Game 2 is Wednesday night and much of the MVP hype should be finished by then That didnt stop Malone from trying to put an early end to it Turn to Rockets Page 6 Rockets Recordbreakers HeraldZeilung photo by Tom Erickson Canyon Middle Schools boys track team set eight school records this year Pictured on the front row were new seventhgrade record hold ers Dean Rutherford Jake Jowers Robert Aleman and Tommy George Eighthgraders were back row Jason Birkner Trey Caraway Chip Adams Scott Schneider Victor Gutierrez Matt Strunk and Garrett Burnell   

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