Tuesday, February 1, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Tbesday February 1 2000 IB QUICK Hrrs Basketball scores CMS seventh graders win district Canyon Middle Schools seventh grade boys basketball team won its district tournament Friday and Saturday at Alamo Heights Dennis Weidners squad defeated Spring Branch 5731 Dobie Middle School Schertz 4334 and Alamo Heights 5545 in overtime Team members include Trenton Wehe Shawn Thompson Michael Tabler Jimmy Sacundo Cody Stripling Jeremy Molinet Cane Koebel Walter Wetz Elizar Salinas Drew Harrison Ryan Petrie and Steve Homer Unicorns fall to Westlake The New Braunfels Unicorns boys basketball team fell to Austin Westlake 8567 Friday in Austin The Unicorns were led hi scor ing by Ryan Parker Michael Garcia 14 and Travis Monk NBMS girls extend winning streak New Braunfels Middle School seventh grade girls basketball teams continued their winning sea son on Thursday The A team scored 53 points while holding Dobie Middle School to 10 points The B team won its game against Dobie 495 Troutfest starts Thursday The 12th annual Troutfest takes place Thursday through Feb 13 at the springfed pool at the Aquatics Complex in Landa Park The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department event will take place from 4 to 8 on weekdays and from 10 until 8 on weekends Children and seniors can buy passes to the event for adult passes are and disabled individ uals are admitted at no charge Each pass has a 10 fish limit and no more than five fish can be taken home each day A special event at Troutfest is the kids fishing tournament which will take place from 8 to 10 Saturday GAME TIME Today High School Boys Basketball New Braunfels at Bowie 8 San Marcos at Canyon Bastrop at Smithson Valley High School Girls Basketball Smithson Valley at Bastrop Canyon at San Marcos Bowie at New Braunfels 8 High School Boys Soccer Canyon at Kerrville Tivy 8 High School Girls Soccer Smithson Valley at Reagan NBA Boston at Indiana 7 Washington at Cleveland Orlando at New York Lakers at San Antonio 8 Philadelphia at Dallas Charlotte at Houston Seattle at Utah 9 Chicago at Portland 10 Golden State at LA Clippers NHL Anaheim at Buffalo 7 Boston at Ottawa 7 Washington at Pittsburgh Florida at Carolina Toronto at Tampa Bay Vancouver at Colorado 9 St Louis at Calgary 9 Phoenix at San Jose HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS Vermeil goes from under the arch to over the rainbow BY DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer ATLANTA AP Yes Dick Vermeil cried A day after his teams Super Bowl victory he spoke of his late mother Alice and how she was sure he would one day come back and coach an NFL champion Other Super Bowl coaches have han dled these dayafter news conferences their own way Mike Ditka complained about voters choosing the wrong MVP Bill Walsh lobbied for George Seifert to succeed him as 49ers coach Bill Parcells sug gested that for him to lose a few pounds was like throwing a deck chair off the Not Vermeil The 63yearold coach was not about to get flip at a time like this This was supposed to be a man too old for the job This oldschool coach sheds tears when he cuts players discusses their injuries even when something good happens to them Monday was no exception He spoke not only about his mother but about a quarterback falling through cracks and a gamesaving tackle that gave the St Louis Rams 412 a year ago a 23 16 Super Bowl victory over the Tennessee Titans He acknowledged that Kurt Warner the first player since Steve Young five years ago to be both regularseason and Super Bowl MVP was the kind of quar terback who doesnt get a fair shake Indeed Warner needed luck to make it But it wasnt luck that resulted in 414 yards passing including a 73yard strike to Isaac Bruce with left that turned out to be the winner District run AMANDA New Braunfels High School senior Matt Self chases after the ball during Monday nighfs soccer game against Austin Crockett Because of early deadlines the score was unavailable at press time NB swimmers headed to region SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNG New Braunfels Unicorns swim ming team came in third overall in the district 145A meet this past weekend at the Texas Swim Center hi Austin Regional qualifiers included Allison Becker Jamie Vaughan Paige Flume and Shane Hanover placing third in the girls medley relay and the girls 200 free relay Flume placed fourth in the girls 50 free and third in the girls 100 free Ryan Becker placed fourth in the boys 50 free and third in the boys 100 free Jaime Vaughan placed fifth in the girls 100 breast and Shane Hanover placed sixth in the girls 100 breast Whitney Douglas Gina Billera Kate Mendenhall and Lena Cardinal placed third in the girls 400 free relay Regionals will take place on Feb 11 and 12 at the Texas Swim Center in Austin Off his Rocker Atlanta Braves pitcher suspended over comments BY RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK AP Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker was suspended from spring training and the first month of the baseball season Monday for the remarks he made about foreigners homo sexuals and minorities last year Mr Rocker should understand that his remarks offended practically every element of society and brought dishonor to himself the Atlanta Braves and major league commissioner Bud Selig said The terrible example set by Mr Rocker is not what our great game is about and in fact is a pro found breach of the social compact we hold in such high Selig said Selig also fined Rocker and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training The fine will go to organizations that promote diversity The players association said it expected to file a grievance over the penalty one of the harshest ever levied against a player for an action not related to drug use A grievance would force the matter before an arbitrator Rocker said he was considering an appeal of Seligs decision The suspension would not affect Rockers salary expected to be between and I do not believe it is appropriate that I should be harshly disciplined for my misguided speech unac companied by any conduct on my Rocker said in a statement released by his NBJGA conducts beginner tournament SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNG New Braunfels Junior Golf Association had its January Beginner Division Tournament on Jan 22 Seventeen juniors participated in the nine hole tourna ment which was hosted at Sundance Gold Course Travis Turner emerged as the champion of the Yellow division by recording a six over par round of 35 which included four pars In second place with an identical score of 35 was Chris Kopp Kopp recorded six pars during the round but he lost first place to Turner in a six hole puttoff Trey Schaefer finished in third place and Justin Baker finished in fourth place with scores of 38 and 41 respectively Schaefer scored a birdie on the first hole to go along with two pars for his round In the Green A modified tee division Russell Krueger captured the title with a score of 40 which included one birdie and one par Matt Ramirez claimed second place with a score of 42 which included three pars Cousins Bryce Fikac and Sean Hill finished with an identical score of 43 Fikac claimed third and Hill finished first after a five hold puttoff The Green B modified tee division Dallas Figol claimed first place with a score of 42 Lillian Ferguson claimed second place with a score of 45 during her first trip to the Green B division John Bormann claimed third place with a score of 48 while Tyler Figol finished in fourth place with a score of 49 In the Green C modified tee division Ian Jackson won his first NBJGA tournament by recording a score of 41 Lauren Taylor claimed 2nd place in her first NGJGA Tournament with a score of 45 Kyle Skinner placed third with a score of 48 Sydney Kopp finished in fourth place by posting a score of 53 Jordans first move isnt as smooth as famous jumper WASHINGTON AP On the court Michael Jordans oneonone spin move past Laron Profit was as smooth as ever Off the court the Washington Wizards head of basket ball operations admitted his first big manage ment move a confusing and bitter change of coaches didnt go according to plan Darrell Walker who has been coaching a last place team in the CBA was hired as the Wizards interim coach Monday Walker expected to be named an assistant but suddenly moved up the ladder when Jordans first choice Golden State assistant Rod Higgins fell through because the Wizards couldnt agree on a compensation deal with the Warriors Walker Norris win doubles title SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNG New Braunfels Unicorn tennis play ers Lauren Walker and Haley Norris won the Girls A Doubles competition in the South Texas Schools Tournament Friday and Saturday at McFarlin Center in San Antonio More than 30 schools from Corpus Christi the Rio Grande Valley and greater San Antonio sent their top players to this annual event Playing five matches in two days with temperatures in the30s Walker and Norris defeated teams from Corpus Christi Flour Bluff Alamo Heights and Corpus Christi Carroll before meeting Alamo Heights No 1 seed in the semifinal After dropping a set Walker and Norris won the final two sets 61 60 to reach the final On a roll the girls battled the top doubles duo from San Antonio the defending 5A state semifinalists for the title After dropping the first game Walker and Norris won the next 12 games to finish the tournament with a 61 60 victory over Churchhill Coach David Mueller said They saved their best for Walker who as a Unicorn sopho more won the 1999 state 5A singles crown finished 1999 as the No 1 players in Texas for girls 16 and younger On Saturday each time Heights or Churchhill began to mount a comeback Walker made a statement by delivering an ace or powerful net volley Norris a junior who is competing in her third year as a Unicom starter fin ished 1999 in the top 100 in Texas for girls 18 and younger On Saturday Norris elevated her play during the final two matches and complemented her partner as they took turns deliver ing I dont believe they made one mis take in that Mueller said Photo submitted Lauren Walker and Haley Norris won the Girls A Doubles competition at the South Texas Schools Tournament