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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 8A HERALDZEirUNG Wednesday February SPORTS QUICK Hrrs Fastpitch Softball Applications to play fastpitch Softball are eing accepted by New Braunfels Little League for the upcoming season For information for those 12yearold and younger contact Mike Garrott at 6092248 for those 13yearold and older contact Kim Rice at 6251316 Soccer registration New Braunfels Youth Soccer Spring registration continues until Saturday at Vivroux Goods Cost for returning players is Cost for new players is New players must have a copy of their birth certificate League play starts March 4 and is open to children ages 4 to 18 For information call 6066722 or 6089811 Royal Purples Girls ages 9 and 10 who want to play ASA tournament fastpitch sofiball on a select traveling team playing weekends should call the Royal Purples at 830 5601076 Junior golf clinic Rebecca Creek will offer a junior golf clinic during the Comal school district winter break Feb 28March 3 from 9 to Rules eti quette and golf fundamentals will be covered during the weeklong program The cost will be per junior which will include a bagtag rules book and prizes at the end of the clinic Signups are being taken at the Rebecca Creek pro shop or call 830 8857495 for informa tion Lady Raider fans Comal County Texas Tech Exes will meet at 5 today at New Braunfels Coffee to caravan to Austin to watch the Lady Raiders take on the Lady Longhorns in basketball The group will stop at Schultz Beer Garden for refresh ments before the game Contact Jim Noble at 6094404 Golfers wanted The New Braunfels Mens Golf Association welcomes anyone to come out and join The group has tournaments with guaranteed tee times every Saturday starting at 11 Call 6295645 New Braunfels Presbyterian Men results Results from the Comal County Comal County Softball Fest still were not available as of presstime Tuesday night We apologize for the delay in getting the information to our readers iind are working to publish that information as soon as possible GAME TIME Today NBA all times EST Clippers at Philadelphia 7 Indiana at Detroit Lakers at Cleveland Toronto at New York New Jersey at Miami Golden State at Milwaukee 8 Atlanta at Sacramento NHL all times EST Florida at Washington 7 Phoenix at Toronto Dallas at Detroit Nashville at Chicago Los Angeles at Calgary 9 Boston at Edmonton 9 St Louis at San Jose 10 Vancouver at Anaheim Football star Williams arrested held briefly AUSTIN AP The New Orleans Saints paid Ricky Williams million this past year to slash through traffic a state trooper took him to jail on a ticket for doing the same thing Monday night Williams former Heisman Trophywinning running back for the University of Texas was arrested for failing to sign a minor ticket authorities said Tuesday Tom Vinger spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said a trooper pulled Williams over in his 1999 Hummer about A trooper reported that Williams swerved his truck from the far right lane to the far left lane without signally dis rupting traffic on the threelane WILLIAMS street in downtown Austin Vinger said When the trooper pulled over the car Williams was upset He was not particularly coopera Vinger said The football player refused to sign the ticket a misdemeanor charge for failing to signal a lane change that carried a maximum fine he said Vinger said the signature is a promise that he would later con tact the court about the ticket The trooper arrested Williams and took him to the Travis County Jail to personally face a judge The police department initially said Williams had been jailed for about six hours but Sgt John Estrada later said Williams was booked in at and released at Monday Houston attorney Joe Jamail who represents Williams a rook ie with the Saints this past season told The Dallas Morning News he had little information regard ing the incident Jamail did not return phone calls from The Big shoes to fill SV Softball team plays in shadow of Final 4 squad from 1999 BY JASON MINNIX HeraldZeitung Correspondent The Smithson Valley soft ball team made the UTL Class 4A State Tournament this past season and the Rangers are off to a strong start in 2000 Heading into Team Thursday Local radio game at Stations Kerrville Tivy Softball Smithson broadcast Valley is 6 lonthe season but head coach Wayne Daigle said its way too early to think about the state tournament There are 200 teams try ing to get to that final he said We have some talent on the team but we are also very young and we have to start eliminating some mis takes I think it is a legitimate goal to try and defend our district championship and our first goal is to defend our district championship and then worry about the Daigle said However repeating will be tough Canyon and San Marcos will battle for first place in District 274A and Hays looked really really strong in the tournament last Daigle said And to make things harder to repeat as district champs Smithson Valley graduated its Big 3 from a season ago Alleverything pitcher Rachel Atzenhoffer is gone So is alldistrict catcher Cami Cunningham and all district second baseman Jamie Tomasini Atzenhoffer and Tomasini are playing at Sam Houston State while Cunningham is playing at Texas Lutheran University Not one player can replace what Atzenhoffer accom plished on the mound this past season but Daigle said he has two sophomores that almost equal one Atzenhoffer Anytime you lose the player of the year in a sport K JESSIE Pitcher Jesica Klar pitches between innings during this past weeks softball tourna ment in New Braunfels it is big shoes to fill but we have two sophomore pitchers that are more than adequate We are OK when it comes to he said Righthander Loren Munoz and lefty Jill Garro will han dle the bulk of the pitching load for the Rangers this sea son Munoz is 41 on the season while Garro is 20 While the team might be young with one senior three juniors and five sophomores in the starting lineup it is experienced Daigle has six returning starters from this past years final four squad Senior Michelle Harwell maintains her post at third base Junior Janelle Tomasini returns as the Rangers short stop while juniors Kristy Knudsen and Heather Polhamus return to the out field When not pitching Garro or Munoz will start at first base Junior Lesley Wilson has taken over as the starting catcher and sophomore Ashley Dove is starting at second base In addition to Thursdays game against KerrvilleTivy Daigle said the team will gain a lot of game experi ence by hosting the Ranger Round Robin Tournament Friday and Saturday Along with Smithson Valley KerrvilleTivy Hays Austin Bowie and Hays will partici pate in the tournament Jason Minnix is sports director at KGNBAM1420 and KNBT in New Braunfels Associated Press It is absolutely terrible judg ment by the Jamail told the Morning News They the police know who he is and where he The newspaper said Williams was talking over a cellular tele phone with his mother during the incident The Saints made Williams the fifth pick in the 1999 draft Williams received million of his million signing bonus this year Duncan might be able to play DUNCAN BY KELLEY SHANNON AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO AP Tim Duncans strained abdominal muscle is not torn meaning the AllStar forward might be able to keep alive his streak of never missing an NBA game Duncan listed as day to day will travel with the San Antonio Spurs for a three game road trip and there is a chance he will play Thursday night in Charlotte While the Spurs reserves practiced Tuesday and the rest of the team took the day off Duncan took a magnetic resonance imaging test on his lower abdomen and began rehab which includes workouts in a pool Duncan has played hi 184 con secutive games during his three years in the league Shaquille ONeal of the Los Angeles Lakers had an abdominal strain during the 199798 season and missed 21 games Duncan left Monday nights game against Phoenix early in the second quarter of the Spurs 9889 loss There did not appear to be any unusual contact that might have caused an injury He just came over and said that I needed to sub for Spurs coach Greg Popovich said Then I knew right away that something was wrong I didnt need to question him what was wrong I just got him out of If Duncan is sidelined San Antonio is expected to give addi tional playing time to Malik Rose with David Robinson pick ing up his offensive game Robinson had 31 points and 18 rebounds and Rose scored 17 points Popovich said Itd be great to shoot a little bit better But the effort and the defense and the execution Im really proud Guard Antonio Daniels Duncans closest friend on the team sprained his left wrist durr ing Monday nights game and also is listed as day to day He will make the road trip Smithson Valley tennis team brings home trophies wins Smithson Valleys varsity tennis team placed second in team points just 3 points behind firstplace Judson in the Rangers first tournament of the year The junior varsity brought home the championship team trophy winning two of the four divisions Varsity players winning trophies were Bonny Beiter second place in singles Joanna Hillman third place in singles and Eric Burton and Zack Conway third in doubles Hailey Finch Becky Sondergaard Candace McCluskey and Ria Voss will play this week for the thirdplace trophy Other varsity players winning matches were Michael Heinemeier Estrada Mason Pilkinton and Clinton Volkman Junior varsity players winning medals were Katie Wurzbach Heather Cox Jana Dowling and Katie Iltis They will play this week for the doubles champi onship Daniel Whitley Adam Gray Brian Nowotny and Jamie Dalglish will play this week for the doubles championship Mike Chandler placed third in singles Angela Biasiolli and Michael Holly won the consolation singles championship Ryane Hopper won her first high school match she currently is the only girl freshman player on j unior varsity The tennis team will play Friday and Saturday at the Cougar Invitational in New Braunfels   

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