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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Day To talk about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send email to The Press County Sports Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows Shootout Sundance Golf Course and will sponsor The Shortgame Shootout benefiting The Hummel Museum today Twoperson teams will com pete on an 18hole course con sisting of uphill downhill sand and approach shots of 100 yards or less Sundance is one of 10 area courses set to sponsor the event The top four professional and amateur teams from each course will advance to the finals on Sept 22 at Circle C Golf Club in Austin For more information call the Sundance pro shop at 629 3817 or Debbie Williams tour nament coordinator at 512 4644997 Blackbelt awards event at Seniors Center The public is invited to attend the Dan Blackbelt Promotion Ceremony at 7 Saturday at the Senior Citizen Center 655 Landa St Seven martial artists will achieve the rank of Cho Dan a firstdegree blackball The ceremony will include one hour demonstrations by the blackbelt recipients and other martial arts students For more information call Brett H Riley at 6060444 or 6258216 Soccer coaches clinic The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will sponsor a STYSA E clinic for coaches of under10 through under12 players The E Clinic will be con ducted from 6 to 9 today at the Landa Recreation Center meeting room and from 9 to noon and to 6 on Saturday at the HEB Soccer Complex For more information call 6060610 or 210 7323793 Soccer reff clinic The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Club will offer a referee clinic for all persons interested in learning the game and earn ing extra cash on weekends The clinic is open to anyone ages 12 and older It will be conducted from 8 to noon and 1 to 5 on July 19 for sessions one and two and from to noon and 1 to 5 on July 26 for sessions three and four The sessions will be led by Steve Nichols of HEY REF For more information call 606 6722 Cougar football camp Canyon Cougar Football Camp will be offered to incom ing seventh eighthand ninth graders July 2124 Registration is which is payable to the Community Education Football Camp Campers should bring a Tshirt shorts running shoes and something to eat and drink dur ing the break each day Non contact drills will be used to teach skills Report to the weight room from 8 to each day of the camp For more information call Carl Gustafson at 6291110 Unicorn football camp New Braunfels High School will offer its Unicorn Football Camp for incoming students in grades seven eight and nine from to July 2124 at Unicorn Stadium Registration is and forms are available at Vivroux Sporting Goods and NBHS For more information call Tim Kingsbury at 6255713 Hanger football camp Smithson Valley High School will conduct its annual Ranger Football Camp from to noon July 2125 The camp is open to all stu dents who will be in grades Turn to Frew Box Page 28 j Sports Day IB NB Juniors lose in 2nd finals match against San Marcos Boys baseball By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Braunfels Junior AllStars lost 128 Thursday night to San Marcos eliminating them from the tournament New Braunfels led for several innings but could not match the San Marcos 1 2 lategame scoring of San Marcos who will play the winner of the South Zone Championship this Monday San Marcos won off of nine hits and two errors to claim the North Zone Championship New Braunfels had a big third inning with six runs and led the game 62 First baseman Adrew Aguirre smacked a two run RBI double to the right centerfield gap He later scored on a passed bail New Braunfels added one run in the fourth in a twoout rally Craig Crow slapped a single to center stole second and third and then scored on a balk New Braunfels led at that point 73 But then San Marcos struck back with a fiverun fifth inning in which three New Braunfels pitchers took the mound Many of the runs were scored on walks wild pitches and hitting a batter Still San Marcos loaded the bases twice Brian Butler singled in two runs to cap their scoring and gave them an 87 lead New Braunfels brought up four batters the next inning but could not score San Marcos added four runs in the sixth inning led by a tworun RBI double by Adrian Prado New Braunfels faced a 12 7 score going into the bottom of the sixth They loaded the bases on two singles by Crow and Jake Jowers Aguirre singled in a run and a passed ball allowed another run to reach home fora 129 score In the final inning New Braunfels stayed alive by putting runners on second and third with two outs Crow the cleanup batter stepped up to the plate but couldnt connect ending the game with a strike out New Braunfels scored nine runs on eight hits and three errors New Braunfels forced Thursdays sec ond finals match by beating San Marcos 85 Wednesday In 9to 10yearold play New Braunfels Red runruled Luling 193 placing the Red in the finals against San Marcos at 7 today at the Freder icksburg Complex in New Braunfels The Red must win twice for the title In 12yearold Major League action New Braunfels Blue beat Canyon 114 Thursday night The win puts them in the finals against New Braunfels Red at 7 today in Luling A homerun by Steven Mendoza a triple by Frank Valadez and a complete game of pitching by Valadez helperfthe Blue in the victo ry Defensively Ryan Werley played well and RJ Cantu turned two doubleplays New Braunfels Blue will have to beat the Red twice for the title while New Braunfels Red could win the title with a solo victory Home court advantage Smith enjoys New Braunfels life after over35 Wimbledon victory By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Tennis After a successful 14year career as a professional tennis player Anne Smith enjoys living in New Braunfels now Most of her success came in dou bles competition but she also was ranked as high as 12th in the world at one time Nowadays she keeps up with com petition in the older brackets of inter national grandslam events knowing she can come back to the smalltown life of New Braunfels Returning from Wimbledon Eng land about a week ago she won first place in ladies doubles above 35 years old Upon returning she jumped back into work on her doctorate degree in educational psychology at the Univer sity of Texas at Austin I enjoyed going back over there Its no longer my life and no longer my said Smith 38 Its fun to go back to see friends and spend a week and know that when I go back I go back to ny normal job Its not the end of the world like it used to Its much more enjoyable hobnob bing with tennis greats Rosie Casals Gigi Fernandez and Billy Jean King than it is earning 10 grand slam cham pionships on the tennis pro tour She still competes in the older brack ets of the Open and Wimbledon in which she holds two championship titles But she said she preferred returning to the smalltown life of New Braunfels and her cat A named after Avery Johnson pointguard for the Spurs her favorite NBA team Growing up in Dallas it was so huge and busy I like this small town and the people are said Smith who has lived here for three years She said she prepared for eight weeks to play in the doubles tournament at Wimbledon with partner Jo Dune 37 of England Dune and Smith earned their sec ond consecutive doubles title this year with an easy finals victory over Vir ginia Wade and Wendy Tumbull A key to the win was the duos com Its fun to go back to see friends and spend a week and know that when I go back I go back to my normal Anne Smith Wimbledon champion in above35year olds New Braunfels resident patibiliry Dune is a tall player with steady nerves while Smith said she was more outgoing in her approach is just really laid back very she said Im more intense I want to win I want to try my During the trip to England Smith said she was able to watch Pete Sam pras the No 1ranked mens player in the world who won his fourth Wim bledon title this year Hes awesome You can not believe the difference in watching him play on TV and in she said I think Pete is much more focused and will win the most grand slam She said professional tennis players were playing on a high caliber but that they could use more variety in styles For example most of the female players have strong forehand shots from the base line but few utilize the serve andvolley strategy Smith said she would begin to pre pare for the above35 doubles compe tition for the Open in August about one month before the tournament Last year her partner was Billy Jean King M HeraldZeitung photo by Mictiaal Damall Anne Smith hits a forehand shot at New Braunfels High School tennis courts Smith won the above35 doubles champion at Wimbledon recently and resides in New Braunfels Profile Plays righthanded Born July Dallas Style of play hard serve uses quickness in her serveandvolley style Highlights 1980 Wimbledon Doubles Champion French Open Doubles Champion French Open Mixed Doubles Career In Review Champion 1980 Clay Court Double Doubles Champion 1981 Open Doubles Champion Open Mixed Doubles Champion 1981 Australian Open Doubftss Champion 1982 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champion Quick tacts 1978 NCAA AllAmerican Trinity University Member of the Wightman Cup Team 1982 Ranked 12th in world singles 1982 Participated in superstars competition 1984 Member of the Federation Cup Team 1990 Reached million mark In career earn ings 1985 Inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame Cora lifts Seattle over Rangers with 3run blast SEATTLE AP At his first AllStar game in Cleve land this week Joey Cora of the Seattle Mariners got some sage advice Obviously he wasnt lis tening The fellows there were telling me Dont go out and hit 20 home runs because then people will expect it next he said Cora a switchhitter whose previous high was six home runs hit his ninth a three run shot that capped a seven run inning as the Seattle Mariners continued their mas Rangers Mariners tery over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night The Mariners beat Texas 129 for their fifth straight victory over last seasons AL West champs Seattle improved to 61 against the Rangers this sea son and 4313 since Lou Piniella became the manager here in 1993 I know I can hit home runs Cora said A switchhitter the 5foot 8 second baseman is hitting home runs from both sides of the plate for the first time in his career Hes no longer a platoon player His home run in the fifth came against lerthander Eric Gunderson after the Mariners knocked Ken Hill 56 out of the game He has five of his homers this year from the right side his first against left handers Its Piniella said And we used to platoon him You know he takes a good swing at that ball and Turn to Texas Page 2B Houston blanks Pirates to regain share of division lead PITTSBURGH AP The Pittsburgh Pirates may have unwillingly created problems for them selves by winning seven in a row before the AllStar break They forced opponents to take them seriously In what would have been a surprising omission before the lowbudget Pirates startled the baseball world by seizing the NL Central lead AllStar pitch er Darryl Kile admitted he was apprehensive before facing diem Not too many pitchers were saying that in April when it seemed the only suspense would be whether the Pirates would lose 100 or 110 games But Kile 113 didnt pitch like he had many wor ries blunting the Pirates prebreak momentum with his third shutout of the season and fifth of his career as the Houston Astros regained a share of the division lead by winning 70 Thursday Nervous Darryl Kile Were playing the team thats one game ahead of us in the pennant race so I was looking forward to Astros Pirates pitching said Kile who has given up only a run in two completegame victories over the Pirates I was a little nervous because these guys are playing great Pirates fans were hyping the fourgame series as the teams biggest in five years and Thursdays game as a matchup between the teams two staff aces Pirates starter Jason Schmidt 45 was coming off consecutive completegame victories and had won his previous three decisions But while Schmidt someday may be as consis tently dominating as Kile he isnt there yet He nev er did get into a groove allowing three runs in the first two innings before leaving in a threerun fifth that put the Astros ahead 70 Craig Biggio was with a pair of doubles and three RBIs and Derek Bdl added an RBI double as the Turn to Astros Page 2B   

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