Sunday, August 3, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas to talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send email to The Press Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows PGA Golf Marathon Sundance Golf Course is sponsoring a fundraising event to benefit the New Braunfels Junior Golf Association and golf teams from local schools Sundance PGA golf pro Bill Halbert and selected junior golfers and coaching represen tatives from each of the local middle schools and high schools will attempt to play at least 100 holes of golf from dawn to dusk on Monday The fundraiser will compete with others nationwide with the junior golfing association that raises the most money receiv ing one free clinic by Toijn Lehman PGA tour pro and 1996 Player of the Year j For more information and to make a donation call Sundance at 6293817 Unicom Meet the Coaches Night New Braunfels High School will conduct its annual Unicorn Meet the Coaches Night at on Monday in the school cafeteria Parents and players in grades nine through 12 are encouraged to meet the football coaches and fill out paperwork For more information call Tim Kingsbury at 6255713 Cougarettes Volleyball Basketball Camp The Canyon Cougarettes Volleyball and Basketball Camp is scheduled for Monday to Thursday at Canyon High B Track Club sends nine to nationals emphasis will be placed on basic skills to improve the offensive and defensive skills of the athletes Canyon students who will be in the eighth and ninth grades and are eligible to participate in the UIL are encouraged to par ticipate The volleyball camp will run from Wednesday to Thursday and the basketball camp from Monday to Tuesday The fee for students attend ing both camps is and the fee for one camp is For more information contact Donna Boehle or Terry Tennell at 6256251 New Braunfels Volleyball Camp The New Braunfels Volleyball Camp is scheduled for Monday through Friday at New Braunfels High School The camp is open to all incoming NBHS freshmen and will run from 9 to noon each day Registration will take place at the door on the first day of camp For more information call Phyllis Fowler at 9052168 NBHS football reporting times dates New Braunfels High School varsity and junior varsity football players should report to the field house at 8 on Wednesday to check out equipment and begin practice Ninthgrade players should report for equipment checkout at 4 on Aug 12 The first workout for the freshmen will be at 3 on Aug 14 For more information Kingsbury at 6255713 CHS football reporting times Canyon High School varsity and junior varsity football pliy ers should report to the Cougar Den at on Wednesday for the first workout of the season All players must have their physicals and paperwork com pleted at that time Ninthgrade players will have a mandatory meeting at on Thursday in the Cougar Den to check out equipment Their first workout will be on Turn to Press Box Page 2B Special to the Hqrald Zeitung New Braunfels was wellrepresent ed at he USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Regional Meet held last month in Abilene as 14 athletes from the New Braunfels Track Club partic ipated Nine team members fought off the hot and windy conditions to earn medals and a chance to compete in the national meet In the young mens division Eric Baese and Ben Hooker finished fifth and sixth respectively in the 400 meter hurdles and Kyle Swift was third in the steeplechase Charlie Adams took the silver medal in the javelin throw and John Wilson got the bronze Will Slaughter finished sixth Stephan Conran was eighth in the intermediate boys shot put and Brooks Wilson finished 13th in the midget boys shot competition Lauren Reimer won the youth girls pentathlon and Laurel Weltzer was eighth in the 800meter run Kendra Reimer finished first in both the javelin and long jump Her jump was a personal best dis tance of 1810 Jodi Anderson was second in both the high jump and javelin and Lisa Weltzer advanced to nationals with medals in the runs Christina Arrants also qualified for nationals with a shot put throw of and also medaled in the discus The USA Junior Olympic National meet brought together the top three finishers from each region in each event The sixday meet took place at Southern University in Baton Rouge La Lauren and Kendra Reimer were both successful in the multievent competitions Lauren placed third in the youth girls pentathlon and com piled a score of from a field of 22 athletes Kendra won the silver medal in the young womens heptathlon and had a total of points Her point total set a new national record Her javelin throw of 1440 was more than 40 feet better than the secondplace competitor Kendra said adjusting to the higher humidity levels at the national meet was difficult The meet was a good one but it was just so much more humid there than in she said We had to make sure to have lots of water to drink in between the Arrants won a bronze medal in the discus and finished fourth in the shot Adams finished ninth in the javelin throw with a personal best of 1620 and John Wilson was 14th in the javelin with a throw of 1510 Swift also competed at nationals in the steeplechase Kendra Reimer said all of the ath letes were indebted to their coach Tim Hooker for all his support and encouragement Tim gives up his vacation time to work with us and attend all of the she said We really appreci ate him giving up so much time for Kendra left and Lauren Reimer show off their silver and bronze medals from the USA Junior Olympic National track and field meet Kendra Reimer was second in the heptathlon and Lauren Reimer finished third in the pentathlon The Reimers will both attend New Braunfels High School this fall HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Damall Ready for a marathon Bill Halbert right talks to junior golfers from left Jeff Kovalcik Keith Britton Christine Kovalcik Chris Gerhardt Ferguson Friday at Sundance Golf Course Halbert will play 100 holes of golf on Monday to raise funds for local junior golf programs Area junior golfers collected pledges for the event and will accompany Halbert on several of his rounds For more information on the golf marathon or to make a pledge call 6293817 NFL George set to make his debut for Raiders IRVING AP Both Jeff George and Joe Bugel make their debuts for the Oakland Raiders tonight in an NFL preseason game the Dallas Cowboys hope they can play without getting another defensive back hurt George got a million deal to come throw footballs for owner Al Davis and Bugel who is a former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals is in his first year as head man for the Raiders after another Davis shakeup George went to Atlanta in after he wore out his welcome in Indianapolis Then he was no longer wanted in Atlanta The Raiders and Cowboys have been hammering each other in Dallas Austin training camp The Cowboys are the ones who have come away bruised and bat tered Dallas lost a scrimmage 126 to Oakland Thursday night and also lost three cornerbacks Kevin Smith sprained an ankle Artis Houston hurt a thigh and Kenny Wheaton separated a shoulder During practice earlier in the week against Oakland Wendell Davis tore a knee ligament and underwent Turn to Raiders Page 46 Lasorda Niekro head list of new Hall entries By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer COOPERSTOWN AP One day in spring training a few years ago some writers arrived in Vero Beach to discuss the Los Angeles Dodgers with the teams res ident cheerleader manager Tom Lasorda Lasorda was shifting into oral over drive explaining how the Dodgers had assembled the finest young men in America Just about the time he got to the part about mom and apple pie utilityman Derrel Thomas wandered by and laughed You guys better put on your Thomas warned Its getting pretty deep over It usually does when Lasorda talks about bis beloved Dodgers This is a man genuinely in love with this team his team Lasorda was no baseball merce nary Except for a short stopover in Kansas City that was like too many relief pitchers brief and ineffective Lasorda was a oneorganization man He was signed by the Dodgers as a lean lefthanded pitcher when the franchise was in Brooklyn and he still works for the team 48 years and sev eral thousand pasta meals later Today the Pied Piper of Dodgers blue will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and its not for his 04 career pitching record It is instead for managing the Dodgers to victories No 13 on the alltime list in 20 seasons It is for making it to four World Series six League Championship Series and two division series It is tor managing 61 postseason games sec Tum to Hall of Fame Page 28 Champs The Comal Wolverines are cochampions of the San Antonio Northeast Summer League and had an 82 record Team members are front from left Brett Horstmann Carlos Melick Austin Powell middle from left Jason Gomez Justin Alvarez Zach Pickelman Preston Coleman back from left Coaches Jeff Koebke and Mike Pickelman Not pictured Biake Owens Photo submitted