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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeituiig 0 Thursday June 1B Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send email to HZsports@aol.com H e r a I d Z e i t u n g Sports Day 1B The Press Comal County Sports Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows I New Braunfels Running Club monthly meeting The New Braunfels Running Club will conduct its monthly board meeting at tonight at Professional Therapy Services 1551 N Walnut For more information call Vicki Ralph at 6068862 or 620 5058 NBYSA competitive team tryouts The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Associations player development program will sponsor tryouts for its competi tive teams from 9 to noon on Saturday and 2 to 5 on Sunday at the HEB Soccer Complex The program is looking for dedicated players wishing to play the game at higher levels by learning the necessary skills from licensed professional trainers For more information call 6061547 Sts Peter and Paul volleyball soccer signups Registration for girls volley ball ages 8 to 17 and boys and girls soccer ages 4 to 17 will be from 10 to noon on Sunday at the front steps of the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church Play will begin for both sports in early September Volunteers are needed for coaches team moms conces maintenance either Anthoff Wat 6091694 or Daryl Pawelek at 6064334 for more information Guadalupe Soccer Academy Summer Camp The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will sponsor its final session of the Guadalupe Soccer Academy Summer Camp next week at the HEB Soccer Complex Camps will be conducted from to June 23 27 Openings are still available For more information call 210 7323793 or 6066722 New Braunfels ISD Girls Basketball Camp Girls Basketball Camp for incoming NBISD students in thirdthrough eighthgrades is set for June 2326 at New Braunfels High School Sessions will run in the gym from 9 to noon each day The registration deadline was May 30 but participants may also register at the first day of camp The registration fee is and a Tshirt is included with each early registration Contact your corresponding school for registration forms or call Larry Schulte at 6256271 or 6290861 New Braunfels Rage competitive tryouts The New Braunfels Rage Soccer Club will form two com petitive teams for the fall sea son Tryouts will be held June 2426 at the HEB Soccer Complex Players born before July 31 1987 and after Aug 1 1985 should attend from to 7 Players born before July 31 1983 and after Aug should attend from to 8 For more information call Jon or Rick at 6089045 T Bar M Tennis Ranch Day Tennis Camps T Bar M Tennis Ranch offers day tennis camps throughout the summer for all ages and abilities All camps are open to the public For more information call Paul Demanski at 6290439 Fox Making the tournament will be the norm SWT coach wants to keep on winning By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor SAN MARCOS Suzanne Fox doesnt want Southwest Texas first appearance in the NCAA womens basketball tournament to be a fluke Instead she Wants the Bobcats to get into the habit of being there Consistency both on and off the court was the theme of Foxs remarks after she was introduced as the schools new womens basketball coach on Wednesday Im very very excited to be at Southwest Texas Fox said Im here to do the whole picture My players will be visible in the commu nity I want them to know all of you by name just like you know them by name This isnt just about being athletes but about being students as SWT athletics director Mike Alden said Fox not only compiled an impressive record 11733 overall in five seasons at Abilene Christian but stressed academics too Her record speaks for Alden said but it goes beyond ath letics into community involvement Her teams at Abilene Christian com piled a GPA of and above Alden said it was easy to choose Fox from the list of candidates We have had a lot of success in womens basketball at Southwest Texas and making the NCAA tour nament is becoming the expectation rather than the he said We believe we have found the right person to do this in the person weve hired to be our new womens basket ball Fox 29 has plenty of postseason experience She led Abilene Christian to the postseason tournament four consecu tive years including a thirdplace fin ish in 199596 Fox who officially begins her duties on Monday will work to hire assistant coaches and meet the current players She will also watch tapes of the last years team to get a feel for their styles and abilities I like to play an uptempo she said We led the nation in scoring two years ago I like to use a runand gun offense and put pressure on opponents on defense If we have the kids in place to do that we will Right now it looks like we have a chance to do that kind of Fox succeeds Linda Sharp who left the school to become the head coach of the WNBAs Los Angeles Sparks after taking the Bobcats to the NCAA tournament in March HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson SWT sports information director Tony Brubaker left outfits Suzanne Fox and her husband Keith with proper Bobcat attire on Wednesday Fox was introduced as the new SWT womens basketball coach Greens homer helps Blue get victory San Marcos ousts local team from district tournament From staff reports James Green got to play the role of hero in Luling on Wednesday night Greens outofthepark home run helped keep the 11yearold New Braunfels Blue team in the winners bracket as it beat Lockhart 115 Blue will face Luling on Saturday night which beat New Braunfels Red 100 on Wednesday Red fell to the losers bracket and awaits the winner of tonights New Braunfels GraySan Marcos game Four including Braunfels willi fefeei Slirkinsiticia time tonight in Luling Mew which lost to Lockhart 122 in its opening game on Monday will face San Marcos which also lost 122 on Monday to Blue The other game will pit Canyon Lake against Seguin Canyon Lake lost to Red 61 in its opener and Seguin fell to Luling in its first game Another New Braunfels Blue team the 10year olds survived possible elimination with a 1413 win against San Marcos Gray in Lockhart on Wednesday night Blue will play another elimination game on Friday night In the other game at Lockhart Seguin eliminated Luling with a 142 victory Just one game was played in the 9yearold tournament in New Braunfels on Wednesday and it didnt take long to complete San Marcos avenged its openinggame loss with an 188 win against New Braunfels Red in four innings It proved to be a tough tournament for the Red team which lost to Lockhart in extra innings on Monday 2520 San Marcos will now play the winner of tonights game between New Braunfels Blue and Lockhart which begins at 7 Blue finds itself in the losers bracket after HeraJdZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Pitcher Ryan Cooper and his New Braunfels Red teammates were eliminated from the Little League District 31 playoffs after a 188 loss to San Marcos on Wednesday night dropping its first game to New Braunfels Gray on Monday night Lockhart which was battered by Canyon Lake 313 on Tuesday looks to stay alive after getting a day of muchneeded rest Lockhart has earned a reputation as being the workhorses of this years tournament after win ning the extrainning game on Monday then turn ing around to play Canyon Lake the next night Fridays doubleheader at the Fredericksburg Complex will see Gray and Canyon Lake square off in a winners bracket game while San Marcos will face the BlueLockhart winner Wednesdays Games New Braunfels San Marcos 18 Red innings Red eliminated 10yearolds at Lockhart Blue 14 San Marcos Gray 13 San Marcos Gray eliminated Seguin 14 Luling innings Luling eliminated 11yearolds at Luling Blue 11 Lockhart 5 Luling 10 Red innings King Pittsley lead Royals past Astros again Astros KANSAS CITY Mo AP For Jim Pittsley and Jeff King baseball really is a game of inches A slight change in the way he grips the ball has given Pittsley a wicked changeup pitch he didnt have when he arrived in the major leagues All King did was move his hands about two inches farther away from his body and hes on one of the hottest streaks of his life With King hitting a first inning grand slam and Pittsley going a careerbest eight innings Wednesday night Kansas City whipped Houston 62 Pittsley threw a real good game against said Houston outfielder Luis Gonzalez who singled to stretch his hitting streak to 22 games His changeup made his fastball look Everybody knew King could hit when the Royals got him from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the winter But the 6foot7 Pittsley was beginning to look like a huge question mark fol lowing elbow surgery and an 04 start this year Hes learned an awful manag er Bob Boone said His breaking ball is much much better And hes added a changeup something thats unusual to do at the major league level He made a slight adjustment and then he got back on line He was very very impressive Pittsley 24 picked up his second win in three starts allowing two runs and eight hits He struck out four and did not walk a batter The changeup also helped Pittsley throw three doubleplay balls I had in my mind just to concen trate on each step of my motion and it was he said He changed the grip after his last start in Pittsburgh where he got rocked It made it a little softer and it has a little more movement than my old changeup he said We threw it a lot tonight I got a couple of double plays on it which were Cook ends successful track and field career at Kansas NBHS alum will begin her graduate work this fall Special to the HeraldZeitung Amy Michelle Cook daughter of Mr and Mrs Ted P New Braunfels graduated with a bachelors degree in secondary education from the University of Kansas last month Cook a member of the Kansas track team was a seventime Jayhawk Scholar a twotime recipient of the Academic AllBig Eight Conference award and a onetime recipient of the Academic AllBig 12 Conference award She holds the school record in the distance medley relay and was a threetime medalist in the 600 meter dash at the Big Eight indoor meet Cook also medaled three times as a member of the indoor and outdoor teams at Kansas She earned a Big 12 medal at the Big 12 Conference outdoor track meet held last month in Waco Cook was also named to the International Honor Society of History Students She will enter graduate school this fall at Kansas to pursue a masters degree in secondary cur riculum Cook is a 1993 graduate of New Braunfels High School where she ran for the Unicorn track team Amy Cook Sports Briefs From staff and wire reports Houston still seeking NHL franchise despite snub HOUSTON AP The city has taken a November arena vote off the calendar but the pursuit goes on for an NHL franchise despite a league decision not to put an expansion fran chise in Houston Mayor Bob Lanier announced that the leagues announcement Tuesday will halt plans for the vote which the city had hoped would have led to an arena to house an expansion fran chise However he said he would work on an arena proposal to help Chuck Morgan owner of the citys minor league hockey team or Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander buy an The NHL on approved expanding to Nashville Atlanta Columbus Ohio and MinneapolisSt Paul in the next four years Houston and Oklahoma City lost out Lanier said he would press forward despite the NHL decision But But without a guarantee of a franchise it would be difficult to get voters to approve a referendunj this November he said Tuesday Hostetler signs with Skins will back up Frerotte ASHBURN Va AP One day after he was released by the Oakland Raiders quarterback Jeff Hostetler signed a threeyear million con tract with the Washington Redskins to backup Gus Frerotte Hostetler 36 started 13 games in 1996 his fourth season with the Raiders completing 60 percent oflns passes 242oF402 for yards with 13 touchdowns and 14 intercep tions Konstantinov showing signs of improvement ROYAL OAK Mich AP Vladimir Konstantinov wiggled his toes and opened his eyes in response to commands in Russian five days after a limo accident left the Detroit Red Wings defenseman in a coma Both Konslanlinov 30 iincl team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov 43 remained comatose aiul breathing through ventilators Doctors at William Beaumont Hospital hope the two men escaped severe brain damage but they would not venture many opinions about the extent of their recovery Olbermann to leave ESPN at the end of June HARTFORD Conn AP ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann who last month was temporarily ordnvd oft is leaving liv eable network for good at the end of the month mainly because he wants to live in New York City Olbermann 38 who brought a witty and sarcastic edge to the popu lar SportsCenter program during his 5 stay with the network will make his final appearance June 29 his agent and ESPN officials said Muster Capriati withdraw from Wimbledon field WIMBLEDON England AP Thomas Muster and Jennifer Capriati withdrew from Wimbledon with injuries the second year in a row both players have pulled out on short notice   

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