New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 21, 1997, Page 9

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May 21, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeltunq O Wednesday May IB Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send e mail to [email protected] HeraldZ e itung Sports Day IB 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 today 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 Three Parks Run is Saturday 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 Cleaners HE B New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Schlitterbahn 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 [email protected] 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 June at the HEB Soccer Turn to Press Box Page 2B Berkman Owls begin tournament Thursday Former Canyon player has 36 homers 124 RBI From staff and wire reports Five Texas teams will be part of this years NCAA baseball tournament For the first time since 1977 the Texas Longhorns arent among them The NCAA on Monday announced a tourna ment field dominated by four conferences and five states Defending champion Louisiana State and top ranked Alabama both from the Southeastern Conference were made No 1 seeds The SEC landed six berths in the 48team field which begins play at eight regional sites on Thursday Five bids went to the Pac10 while the Atlantic Coast and Big 12 conferences each got four Twentysix berths more than half the field went to schools in California Florida Texas Alabama and North Carolina Miami the No 1 seed in the Atlantic Regional and last years runnerup to LSU extended its NCAA record with a 25th consec utive bid Marist and Southwest Texas State will be making their first appearance in the 51yearold tourney while Tennessee Tech seeded sixth in the Mideast Regional returns for the first time since 1956 Other Texas teams in the tournament are Texas Tech Texas Rice and Houston The Owls will look to Canyon High School graduate Lance Berkman for offense in their opening game against Southwest Missouri State on Thursday Berkman a junior leads the team with 36 home runs and 124 RBI Texas a perennial powerhouse in recent years under coach Gus Gustafson failed to make the field in Gustafsons first year of retirement Competition for the 48 slots is said Ron Maestri chairman of the selection committee We had 70 teams with 30plus wins and eight with 40plus Maestri said this years tournament strength I Bobcats ready to play Page 26 ens the growing argument to expand the field to 64 teams In the Central Regional at Lubbock Texas its No 1 seed Texas Tech 4612 vs No 6 Southwest Texas State No 2 Rice 43 14 vs No 5 Southwest Missouri State 3323 and No 3 Clemson 4021 vs No 4 Nevada The regional tournaments will run Thursday through Sunday and the eight region al winners will advance to the College World Series May 30June 7 in Omaha Neb Six of the regional hosts all selected last week drew No 1 seeds Making history HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson Canyon Middle Schools girls track teams broke nine school records this season New record holders are front row from ieft Amelia Vargas Amanda Rivas back row from left Amanda Pittman Kelly Caven Lesley Griffin Christa Seibold Becky Jost Lauren Reimer Kara Kennedy Jessy Herrera Woods Zoeller finally meet face to face FORT WORTH AP Tiger Woods and Fuzzy Zoeller agree on one thing about Zoellers racially insensitive remarks at the Masters Maybe golf can benefit from the con troversy Over time I think we will all see that its an incident that was good for Woods said Tuesday after he met with Zoeller for the first time since the remarks last month It will take some time to under stand he added The pair met briefly at Colonial Country Club site of this weeks tour nament in a gettogether arranged in part by the PGA Tour We have a responsibility as pro fessionals to turn this into a Zoeller said Weve got the doors open Lets joke about Zoeller said at the time that his statement that Woods should not serve fried chicken and collard greens at the Masters champions dinner was a joke The only thing Im upset about is that I had to buy his Zoeller said again trying to play the incident for a laugh Though Woods said Now its done its an undercurrent could be felt beneath his words Ive had a lot worse that he said Hopefully I wont have a situa tion like this again but that is highly Woods an Asian black in a over whelmingly white professional game said he was not surprised a situation Turn to Woods Page 2B Malone Olajuwon got too many calls in Game 1 SALT LAKE CITY AP Karl Malone didnt get his usual number of favorable calls from the ref erees Hakeem Olajuwon got several Malone noticed It was very very surprising and I found it very very Malone said after practice Tuesday on the eve of tonights Game 2 in the Western Conference finals I guess they looked in the paper and saw 1 was leading the league in free throws and they wanted to cut it Malone yelled at the officials several times dur ing Monday nights game and the groans from the crowd grew louder each time the fans felt a pro Rockets call was made Utah was called for 30 fouls to Houstons 21 and the Rockets attempted 34 foul shots to 27 by the Jazz Malone took 11 foul shots to Olajuwons 17 and Malone was visibly upset several times when Olajuwon went over his back to grab rebounds and no foul was called The three players guarding Olajuwon drew 13 fouls while the player who guarded Malone most Charles Barkley drew three When the games going on I might yell but Ive Turn to Malone Page 2B TLU signs juco transfer former Judson player SEGUIN Neil Lehmann a left handed pitcher from Odessa Junior College has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Texas Lutheran University Lehmann a native of Spring played high school baseball at Klein Oak He also played in the 1996 Texas Junior College AllStar game The 6foot2 200pounder also played first base at Odessa Robert Wade of Judson High School has signed a letter of intent to play mens basketball at TLU Wade averaged points and rebounds a game for the Rockets The 6foot2 205pound forward was voted MVP for Judson as a senior Wade will be joined at TLU by his sister Ronda who will be a senior on the womens basketball team next sea son TCU coach dismisses two seniors from team FORT WORTH AP The Texas Christian football team will go into next season without two of its top seniors but with its morals intact Coach Pat Sullivan wouldnt have it any other way Jason Tucker last years second leading receiver and linebacker Jay Davern a starter the last two years were recently booted from the pro gram by Sullivan for separate rules violations That move may seem like swill punishment coming from a coach who last fall let four players including Davern continue playing after being charged with felony assault and who only suspended three other players accused of beating up an SMU student al his dormitory But Sullivan said Tuesday he was just doing what he believes he should He said his handling of Tucker and Davern isnt part of any gettough policy caused by the fallout from his handling of the other incidents 1 preach doing right as much as 1 do Xs and said Sullivan who is 23321 in five seasons at TCU 1 preach getting their education and making them a success in life because 1 think it all carries over to winning football Knight gets threeday suspension for outburst CINCINNATI AP Manager Ray Knight got a threegame suspen sion for his latest eruption The umpires union thinks he deserves worse Knight sat out the Cincinnati Reds 74 victory Tuesday night in Houston the first of three games he will miss as a result of his dirtkicking base throwing outburst last weekend National League president Lcn Coleman also fined Knight an undis closed amount Tuesday for his second onfield blowup in 17 days Knight is the first majorleague manager to be suspended since 1995 Umpires have been waiting to see how baseball deals with players and managers who act up this season Theyve taken a tougher stance since Roberto Alomar spit on umpire John Hirschbeck last September and got a fivegame suspension Pat Campbell associate counsel of the umpires association was pleased that Knight got a suspension but thought it should have been more severe NBC sportscaster Albert charged with sexual assault ARLINGTON Va AP Marv Albert the versatile sportscaster and voice of the NBA on NBC was charged with biting a woman in a hotel room as many as 15 times and forcing her to perform oral sex In an indictment handed up Monday Albert was accused of attacking a 41yearold Vienna Purples do battle up in Austin From staff reports AUSTIN The South Texas Royal Purples finished third at last weekends Texas Bluebonnet Classic Playing in the Junior Olympic 10 and under division the Purples aver aged 13 runs a game behind the hit ting of Quinn Koelfgen Sarah Wenzel and Laura Green Sunni Reimer Candace Gillespie and Andrea Holman combined for wins against North Austin and South Austin but the Purples lost the sec ondplace game 105 to the Austin Travellers on Saturday night In the 12 and under division Savannah Sanchez shut down the Austin Cyclones 92 moving the Purples into the championship brack et to face the Austin Hot Shots who went on to win the championship Jamie Gilland pitched well for the Purples who lost to the Hot Shots 6 0 Whitney Burnell Erika Vargas and Jennifer Linney had hits for the Purples The team was then eliminated by the Piano Pride in a game late Saturday 72 In the 14 and under division the Purples gave the Austin Silver Travellers quite a scare before losing late in the game Lyndsey Laujon held the Travellers to three hits but Austin won 21 on an unearned run In the next game the Purples faced the San Antonio Sting last years state champion Sara Thornton and Crystal Carvajal pitched for the Purples and Crystal Moreno helped out at the plate but the Sting won 42 Our girls continue to be Purples manager Rusty Linney said Playing the Purples in not a cake walk anymore Our girls can hit and play defense and our pitching gets stronger each week Former Texas Lutheran and Heart of Texas Conference player of the year Cathy McBride works with our pitchers and their velocity and accuracy improves each day With three teams not the Royal Purples have their pipeline Next up for the Purples is the College Station Invitational on May 30 at Texas For more information on the teams and future tournaments call 560 1076 woman he had known for 10 years If convicted of forcible sodomy and assault he could get up to life in prison Albert 53 will be allowed to turn himself in next week at a time to be arranged by his lawyer Indians hand out longterm contracts to three players CLEVELAND AP David Justice Marquis Grissom and Jim Thome agreed to contract extensions with the Cleveland Indians who com mitted million to lock up a new core of talent into the next century Justice and Grissom outfielders acquired in the trade that sent Kenny Lofton tothe Atlanta Braves both signed extensions through 2002 Thome a 26yearold first baseman who has spent his whole career in the Indians organization signed through 2001 ;