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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 6 O HeralchZeltung O Tuesday September Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send email to The Press Comal County Sports Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows Fly flehlng classes ottered this Saturday An introduction to fly fishing will be conducted Saturday at Rockin FT River Rides near the Gruene Bridge Activities will include basic fly fishing tech niques how to cast and rig equipment and fly fishing opportunities in Texas The first class begins at 9 and the day will end at 5 Each class and activity is for each person participating Reservations can be made in person at Gruene Outfitters Hunter or by phone at 6254440 Proceeds from the event ben efit Friends For Rivers No I equipment is needed for the classes but feel free to bring j your more information I call Ray Box or Stacy Lynn at 6254440 NB Little League girls fastpKch Softball Registrations now are being accepted for the New Braunfels Little Leagues girls fastpitch softball fall ball program The league is open to girls ages 14 and under All games will be played at the Common Street fields Registration forms are avail able at Vivroux Sporting Goods For more information call Dennis Harborth at 6097912 or Jon Ellis at 6290294 Newcombe Tennis Ranch NB International Open The Second Annual New Braunfels International Open is scheduled for Oct 12 at the Newcombe Tennis Ranch Adults will compete in dou bles matches and junior will compete in singles matches Registration is per doubles team per members dou bles team and for juniors The deadline for registrations is Oct 9 Entry fees must accompany all entries and no telephone entries will be accepted Play is scheduled to begin at on Oct 12 For more information call Tom Brownhill at 6430404 Geronimo 5K run The third annual Geronimo 5K mile walk is sched uled for 8 Oct 11 at Navarro High School The early registration fee is per run ner Registration is on race day Proceeds from the race ben efit the Navarro High School cross country and track teams Awards will be given to first secondand thirdplace finish ers in each age group and first place male and female walkers 1 All participants will receive commemorative Tshirts For more information call Eva Tannehill race director at 830 3030322 or Coach Steve Zaleski at 6063952 Sts Peter and Paul CYO Sports volleyball tourney Sts Peter and Paul CYO Sports wilj sponsor an adult co ed volleyball tournament for parents coaches and parish ioners on Oct 11 in the church gym Registration is per per son Please call in teams to either Anthony Klar at 6091694 or Pawelek at 6064334 Young LJfe Comal County golf tournament The first annual Young Life Comal County Golf Tournament is set for Oct 13 at Landa Park Golf Qourse The tournament will be a four person saarnble with a 1 shotgun start TheSSS entry fee includes green fees cart dinner and prizes more information or to register call the Young Life Houston knows it has role of underdog ATLANTA AP The Houston Astros are cognizant of their place in the NL division playoffs We know were not the superstars We know were not the greatest club in the first baseman Jeff Bagwell said Nobody really picks us to do Certainly not in the bestof5 series that begins today against the Atlanta Braves who are making an unprece dented sixth straight postseason appearance After all the Braves won the East Division with the best record in base ball They have the best pitching They have a roster loaded with players used to playing at this time of the year Sports enter brave new world of playoffs The Astros They won the Central with the fewest wins 8478 of any playoff team and were closer in the standings to worst teams in the NL Chicago and Philadelphia both 68 94 than they were to Atlanta their superior by 17 games While the Braves are accustomed to the postseason the Astros are entering a strange new world This is their first postseason appearance since 1986 and the only regular with playoff experience is Bell who batted three times with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 Atlantas Bobby Cox has managed in 70 postseason games and won 38 Houstons Larry Dierker He is a rookie manager who never reached the playoffs during 14 years as a bigleague pitcher Well I have a lot of company from my Dierker quipped A lot of them are firsttimers The apparent mismatch seems to have had a calming effect on the Astros They joked and smiled during their workout Monday at Turner Field looking like they had not a care in the world I believe there is no better situa tion for us to be said Bagwell who figures to play a vital role for the Astros after another monster season 43 homers 135 RBIs and 31 stolen bases In the opposite dugout however Atlanta pitcher Denny Neagle remembered the knot in his stomach before his first postseason game five years ago No matter what anyone says the amount of postseason games in this clubhouse is a big he said I know Bagwell Craig Showdown at the Cougar Den Courtney Beach 12 reaches up for a block in last Fridays match with Lockhart while Tiffany Weidner 13 looks on Second place In District 284A will be on the line when Canyon faces Hays at 7 tonight in the Cougar Den Smithson Valley will be home to face Gonzales at 6 and New Braunfels also will play at home at 7 against Seguin HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Damall Area runners compete at UTS A From staff leports SAN ANTONIO New Braunfels and Smithson Valley all competed in the Invitational cross country meet last Saturday The Unicom girls won the gold division title with 65 points fol lowed by Corpus Christi Carroll 71 and Austin Westlake Laurel Weltzer of New Braunfels finished the 2mile course in good for fifth place Robin Schacht of Irving was first at Sarah Damarodus was 10th with a time of and Crystal Clark fin ished 19th at NBHS coach Noel Hansen said the team had good individual perfor mances on Saturday We got really nice races from Laurel and he said Well have to do a lot better next Also competing for the Unicorn girls were Karin Jodi Slaughter 23rd Bonnie Gudgell 51st and Laura The Rangers and Cougars compet ed in the large girls race Rebecca Thomas of Smithson Valley finished 10th with a time of Canyons top runner was Jennifer Harlos who ran the course in a personal record Freshman Kim Owens was the Cougars top junior varsity runner Owens ran the course in Dustin Hungerford and Hunter Leber ran for the Canyon boys team CHS will run at Bandera this Saturday The Ranger boys finished 22nd in the large division and were led by Matt Bailey who finished in eighth place Bailey ran the course in The New Braunfels boys finished fifth in the large division with 169 points Uvalde was first with 122 points followed by Burbank 133 and McNeil Ryan Gorman led the Unicorns finishing sixth with a time of Will Slaughter was 23rd at fol lowed by Michael Kindel 39th and Chad Niland 44th Also running for New Braunfels were Jimmy Lagunas 7lst Ismael Gonzales 109th and Wes Welch 143rd The Unicorns will run this Saturday in Round Rock NB Track Club members run in 5K at Brackenridge Park SAN ANTONIO For members of the New Braunfels Track Club Sports Briefs competed in the Run For Home 5K last Saturday in Brackenridge Park Ben Hooker was first in his divi sion and fourth overall with a time of Adam Patten was second in his division and fifth overall at and Kyle Swift was third in his division and sixth overall at Eric Baese finished fourth in his division and 11th overall with a time of NBHS boys golf team ties for eighth at first fall event VICTORIA The New Braunfels boys golf team tied for eighth in its first tournament of the fall the Victoria Invitational Sophomore Michael Schaeffer tied for eighth with a tworound total of 153 Schaeffer shot a 78 last Friday and a 75 in Saturdays final round Hagan Coble and Josh Speck each had totals of 168 for the tournament Cohle shot rounds of 85 and 83 while Speck fired a 83 and an 85 Also competing for the Unicorns were Stuart Griffin 8391174 and John Ray New flraunfels will play on Friday in Corpus Christi Biggio and Darryl Kile have been to the allstar game but even thats a lit tle bit different than this No matter who you are this is a different ball game Guys react differently to it It will be interesting to see how they The Braves will send three Cy Young winners to the mound begin ning today when Greg Maddux 194 goes against Kile Tom Glavine 147 pitches Wednesday for Atlanta followed by John Smoltz 1512 Friday when the series shifts to the Astrodome If necessary 20game winner Neagle is ready to go in Game 4 The lefthander who has been hampered by a sore right shoulder took batting practice Monday for the first time in weeks and said I really feel starting pitchers are taken for granted Kenny Lofton and a shaky bullpen may be the keys to pre venting a monumental upset against the Astros While Atlanta won seven of 11 games none were decided by more than two runs We usually play to the level of our Bagwell said We play bad against bad teams and good against good teams and weve played good against the Smithson Valley J V team stays unbeaten From staff reports GONZALES The Smithson Valley junior varsity football team improved its record to 40 with a 41 6 win against Gonzales Thursday The Rangers got on the board early in the second quarter on a 1yard run by Matt Woodchick Ian Flores blocked a punt on the Apaches next possession which set up a 25yard reception by Flores from Woodchick Gonzales ran into more trouble on the following drive as the Ranger defense caused a turnover That set up a 10yard pass from Woodchick to Tim Blount on the last play of the half Flores made all three extra points and Smithson Valley had a 21 Olead The Ranger offense continued to roll in the second half scoring on its opening drive when Blake Jones made a 20yard touchdown reception Blount scored his second TD of the night later in the third quarter on a 33 yard pass from Woodchick Flores made both extra points and Smithson Valley led 350 after three quarters Gonzales scored in the fourth quarter on a 105yard intercep tion return off a Don Fry pass But the Rangers answered with a 1 yard run by Eric Rust for the eventu al 416 win Woodchick led the offense with four touchdown passes but Blount Troy Vaughn Hoppe and Donnie Couser also had good games The defense was led by Kevin Phelan Flores Daniel Gibson and Daniel Kellar The JV team will play Austin Anderson on Thursday KickofTis set for at House Park in Austin SVHS 9th A 34 Gonzales 6 GONZALES Cody Fuller threw three touchdowns to lead the Smithson Valley freshman A team to a 346 win against Gonzales last Thursday David Krawszynski caught the first pass and Dustin Schmidts extra point made the score 70 The Ranger defense provided the second touch down when Chris Vankleef blocked a punt and Blake Jackson returned it Schmidts kick put the Rangers up 14 0 Fullers second TD pass went to Aaron Kempf and Smithson Valley led 210 Gonzales then cut the lead to 216 when it scored for die first time all year On the ensuing kickoff Michael Moxley returned the ball 96 yards for a touchdown The Apaches blocked the kick Reininger caught Fullers third pass and Schmidts kick was good Middle linebacker Michael Graham led the defense along with Subvarsity football Matt Grumbein Clark and David Walker Gonzales 16 SVHS 9th B 0 GONZALES The Ranger B team lost three fumbles and an interception in a 160 loss to the Apaches Austin Anderson doesnt have two freshman teams so the Rangers will play just one game this week Smithson Valley will play Anderson at Thursday at House Park in Austin CMS 7th A 28 New Braunfels 0 The Jaguars 201 used the entire first quarter on their opening drive ending with an 8yard run by Jason Gomez Josh Peterson scored on the conversion On Canyons next series quarter back Ross Matt found Jerome Davis for a 32yard touchdown pass on the second play Gomez scored his second touch down with seconds left in the first half giving Canyon a 200 lead In the third quarter New Braunfels drove to the Canyon 4yard line but turned the ball over on downs Chris Jebens Kendall Smith and Phillip Cruz made key stops at the goal line Gomez then went 92 yards two plays later for his third touchdown of the game Austin Powell scored the twopoint conversion The Jaguars will play Thursday at Smithson Valley Middle School New Braunfels 14 CMS 7th B 0 New Braunfels handed the Jaguars their first loss of the season last Thursday The Canyon offense strug gled throughout the game Canyon 21 will play Thursday at Smithson Valley Middle School Spring Branch A 20 San Marcos 6 The Mustangs improved to 30 with a win against San Marcos last week John Varsho Andrew Woodchick and Scott Grieve all scored touch downs for the Mustangs Spring Branch will play Canyon at home on Thursday Spring Branch B 48 San Marcos B 6 An explosive Mustang offense dominated the Rattlers in a 486 win last week The scoring was spread throughout die offense but Thomas Funk led the charge The Mustangs 201 will face Canyon at home on Thursday How to reach us The HeraldZeitung sports department encourages administrators coaches and readers to contribute scores photos and other information Items can be delivered to us in the fojlowing forms By at 6259144 Ext 223 By fax at 6251224 By mail to Drawer 311328 New Braunfels TX 781311328 In person at 707 Landa St during normal business hours Monday through Friday Via email at HZsports@aol.com We appreciate your efforts in helping us fill Sports Day with as many local stories and pho tographs as possible
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