New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 29, 1997, Page 8

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May 29, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8 0 HeraldZeltung a Thursday May Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send e mail to [email protected] H e r a I d Z e i t U n g Sports Day The Press Comal County Sports Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows Landa Park Dolphins swimming tryouts Tryouts for the Landa Park Dolphins swimming teams will be held this week from 5 to 6 each day at the Landa Park Olympic pool Children who cannot pass the swim test will be eligible for the Swim America Training who have participated before must regis ter before Sunday to be on the teams this year For more information call Bud Dallmann at 6256342 Diamond Dogs mens softball tournament The Diamond Dogs mens softball tournament is set for Sunday at the Seguin Softball 4Plex Entry fee is per team and the tournament is open to Class teams For more information call 210 3720833 or Canyon Middle School girls sports camp The Canyon Middle School girls coaches are offering a fourday sports camp which includes volleyball and basket ball June 912 Participants will be taught the fundamental skills of the two sports along with drills to prac tice them Only the first 50 incoming seventhgraders will be accepted Girls who plan to tryout for volleyball and basketball at the middle school are encouraged to attend The registration feeis For more information or to register call Joanne Flores or Kathy Kickey at 6257335 or Mr McElroy at 6251295 Camp Tennis 1997 Camp Tennis 97 is set for June 26 and 913 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 Summer Camp The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will sponsor the Guadalupe Soccer Camp in June at trie HEB Soccer Complex Carnps will be conducted from to June 2 1620 and 2327 For more information call 210 7323793 or 6066722 Youth Tennis Program Registrations are now being accepted for the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments Youth Tennis Program Group lessons for youth ages 12 and older will be from 9 to 10 on Mondays at the Prince Solms Tennis Courts This fiveweek program will begin June 2 The fee is per participant Please register at the Landa Recreation Center For more information call 6082167 River City Summer Slam Boys Basketball Camp The ninth annual River City Summer Slam Boys Basketball Camp is set for June 25 at Canyon High School Sessions will run from 9 to noon each day The camp is open to all boys in grades 4 to 8 and registra tion is in advance and at the door Applications are available at Canyon and New Braunfels High Schools and Vivroux Sporting Goods 697 S Walnut Ave For more information call Kenny Rotzler at 6256251 or 6206940 or Cliff Wilkins at 625 6271 or 6200326 Rangers baseball team gets new leader Former coach to assume new athletic duties at SVHS By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor When members of the Smithson Valley base ball team step up to the plate next spring a new face will greet them at the third base coaching box The face will belong to Matt Gustafson who was named the Rangers new coach earlier this week Gustafson replaces Robert Teuton who will remain at the school and continue coaching Gustafson is going to be new baseball SVHS athletic director Larry Hill said Wednesday Coach Teuton has asked to do other things within athletic Hill said he was excited about bringing Gustafson aboard He spent the last three years at Clark High School where his teams made the playoffs each of those three years Coach Gustafson has fine reputation and has won lots of Hill said Were pleased to have someone of his caliber and Hill said Teutons new duties have yet to be determined Weve got a big picture type of thing right he said We have to make sure all puzzle pieces are in place before we start filling the Gustafson said being able to concentrate on baseball in the fall was a big perk of the Smithson Valley job I am really he said It was one of those great opportunities for a baseball coach who is looking to free up the fall with football and work with the team yearround Those jobs are hard to find 1 think there are only three other schools in South Texas which have baseball coaches free in the Turning the Rangers into playoff contenders may take patience but Gustafson said he was ready for the task Im looking forward to he said Its a dif ficult challenge for myself Ive things about Comal ISO and Smithson Valley High School I think it fits me Gustafson began his career at Marion High School and coached in Uvalde for two years before moving on to Clark He has an overall record of 183841 in 11 seasons and was 4825 in three years at Clark Gustafson said he planned to spend the next few months getting adjusted to the team Right now I really dont know much about the kids but Ive heard good and positive he said Reaching the playoffs is the main goal for Gustafson but there was no timetable set When I took over the Marion job they had won six games in eight he said We went to the playoffs in my second year and then went five years straight after that I expect to get in the playoffs soon I will tell the kids that I cant promise how many games they will win but they will be better young men and know lot more about Using the force A i t i HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Ashley Bird 12 of the Heat is forced out at second base by Ashley Connor of the a New Braunfels Girls Softball Association game Wednesday at Comal Park The Flames won the game 73 but the Heat rallied for a 52 win in the second game of a doubleheader Both teams ended the regular season with identical 82 records and will play a tiebreaker at today at Comal Park Two teams tie for the Eagles title Special to the HeraldZeitung The foursome of Cliff Nelson Clinton Acker Mel Fannin and Guy Garrott tied the team of Calvin Whitman Bruce Alves Hal Johnson and Ma Fox to share the firstand secondplace prizes in the Fraternal Order of Eagles monthly scramble golf tournament on Tuesday at Landa Park Golf Course Both groups scored a 10underpar 62 The quartet of Lee Maddox Bud Fuller Lloyd Taylor and Irene Taylor scored an 8under 64 to finish third Five teams tied for fourth with each group scoring 7under 65s The team of Swede Kuellberg Fred Maxwell Bill Gardner and Mary Maxwell won by virtue of its birdie on Hole 9 In the contest for nearest to the hole on the par3 Bill Kennedy won the prize for No 7 MQaddox hit his tee shot on No 9 within 12 inches to win Polly Johnson got the prize for No 12 and Mel Johnston was closest on No 15 A total of 56 players participated in the tournament The next event is scheduled for June 24 at Landa Park For more information call Charlie Smith at 6258104 Rockets getting used to facing staving off elimination Houston has 112 record when backs are against wall HOUSTON AP The Houston Rockets are facing elimination once again and that might not be so bad for them Were backed into a corner again and maybe this is the best situation for coach Rudy Tomjanovich said Wednesday We seem to play better in this kind of deal Weve got to come out fighting for our The Rockets will play host to the Jazz tonight in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Houston trails 32 and will be elim inated with another loss But the Rockets have an 112 record in elimination games under Tomjanovich and they expect to ward off an early vacation You trap a rat in the corner and he comes out Rockets guard Mario Elie said Its going to be guns slinging and come out fighting This team has a lot of character and pride Weve been through this situation before and we know what its like If we respond tomorrow well get a chance at Game The Rockets came away from Tuesday nights 9691 loss feeling just a few plays could have won it for them The Jazz felt the same about Game 4 when Eddie Johnsons buzzer shot won for the Rockets Im encouraged after Game 5 because thats the best weve played in the series and now we get to play at Charles Barkley said They MB A Playoffs Wednesdays Game Chicago 100 Miami 87 Chicago wins series 41 Tonights Game TV NBC Utah at Houston 8 Utah leads series 32 have the luxury of worrying about Game 7 and we dont have that luxu Tomjanovich expects another clutch performance To me this is what we talked about the first day of preseason at Tomjanovich said I assume thats how were going to respond Well be concentrating and well be focused on The Rockets were forced to depend heavily on Hakeem Olajuwon to stay competitive with the Jazz in Game 5 since their outside shooting was off They hit only 7for24 percent from 3point range The Rockets know they need more balance to beat the Jazz but Tomjanovich wouldnt fault his exten sive use of Olajuwon Young arms help Rice gain first CWS berth HOUSTON AP Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham made a deci sion three years ago that helped the Owls reach the College World Series for the first time this year The Owls will play defending champion Louisiana State on Friday in a firstround game because three freshmen pitchers Jeff Nichols Mario Ramos and Marc Gwyn picked up the slack when No 1 pitch er Stephen Bess was lost in February with a forearm injury We recruited all three because we made a decision three years ago to recruit pitchers who could throw Rice coach Wayne Graham said About midseason it became evident that they were going to be able to carry the things we knew they could Nichols 101 ERA and Ramos 93 ERA have carried the brunt of the starting load but the Owls also have benefited from Matt Anderson 101 who also has nine saves Anderson a top pro prospect has struck out 97 this season Nichols is a good example of what Graham has tried to accomplish with his pitching staff He makes a lot of use out of a moving fastball and he knows how to change Graham said of Nichols Plus he has only 28 walks in 102 Rice has also given its young arms plenty of run support Leading the way is junior Lance Berkman a Canyon High School graduate Berkman leads the NCAA with 41 home runs The Owls carry a 4714 record into the World Series There is no question that this is my best team Graham said The key to this team was that we had freshmen pitchers come through We wanted a high rating at the beginning of the year but we were real con cerned that we were going to try to make it with freshmen pitching But those guys have come through arid now Stephen is back just in the nick of Smile for the camera Gerry Olert left tapes an upcoming episode of The Texas Angler featuring Troy Aucoin Keith Warren The Texas Angler Wednesday at Lake Dunlap Warren is a New Braunfels ;

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