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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas QUICK Hrrs Baseball field preparations New Braunfels Little League will have a big work day at Saturday to make final preparations for the upcoming season The season begins Monday Work will involve preparing fields at the new Little League Complex located across from McCoys on Loop 337 The public is invited to help Lunch will be served For information contact Jon Ellis at 6253411 ext 284 or at 6290294 NBGSA slates work day The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will host a final preseason clinic and work day at the Comal Park Softball fields from to 11 on Saturday Cost is and players receive a coupon redeemable at the April 8 Fun Day Additionally all parents and coaches are asked to bring their rakes shovels and tool box to do some final repairs and grooming of the fields NBGSA is requesting anyone willing to donate the use of a Bobcat a small front loading tractor and box blade to contact either Connie Fite 6294767 or Monty Crumrine 6253835 GAME TIME Today High School Baseball New Braunfels at Tourney in Temple TEA at Alamo Heights 4 High School Softball New Braunfels at San Marcos in San Marcos Tournament TBA Thurs through Sat Canyon at San Marcos in San Marcos Tournament TBA Thurs and Sat Valley at Bastrop 7 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional At The Convocation Center Cleveland Kentucky 229 vs St Bonaventure Syracuse 245 vs Samford 30 minutes after previous game Michigan State 267 vs Valparaiso Utah 228 vs Saint Louis 19 30 minutes after previous game At The Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome Minneapolis Auburn 239 vs Creighton 23 Iowa State 294 vs Central Connecticut State 30 min utes after previous game Maryland 249 vs lona 20 UCLA 1911 vs Ball State 22 30 minutes after previous game West Regional First Round At The Jon M Huntsman Center Salt Lake City Texas 238 vs Indiana State LSU 265 vs Southeast Missouri State 30 minutes after previous game Arizona 266 vs Jackson State Wisconsin 1813 vs Fresno State 30 minutes after pre vious game BAt McKale Center Tucson Oklahoma vs Winthrop 21 Purdue 219 vs Dayton 30 minutes after previous game Louisville 1911 vs Gonzaga St Johns 247 vs Northern Arizona 30 minutes after previous game HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS Thursday March IB Coming together SV girls soccer team bracing for playoffs BY MIKE MOGUIN Sports Editor Coming together seems to be the key in the Smithson Valley girls quest in the soccer playoffs Thats exactly what they did during the district season Now they hope to take their game as far as it will allow them They will meet Kerrville in the first round of the playoffs at Friday in Boerne Its nice to make it since it is my last said Chessen Schwethelm a senior for SVHS I think because were coming togeth er as a team we should do Smithson Valley coach Erin Miller said These girls have really turned it around Our preseason really set the stage Most teams would throw in the towel But these girls are athletes and they dont give up The Lady Rangers began the 2000 campaign with a 261 record in non district play before turning the corner to finish the season at 73 in District 274A They ended up in second place overall with a 991 record When district started we went off Schwethelm said The team got into it mentally Everybody picked up and we did But the Lady Rangers lost their last two games of the regular season and are looking to get back to their win ning ways They were shut out by Hays 50 and were defeated by San Marcos 31 this past week think the reason we lost the last two is because we were not mentally Schwethelm said Senior forward Tommi Parsons said Because of losing its going to help us in the playoffs because were going to want it more It will take dedication and heart just the want for We have strong offensive Schwethelm said We have long balls and crossing abilities We also have two midfielders who can throw it We have a strong defense and are too hard Parsons said File photo The girls soccer team from Smithson Valley High School heads into the first round of playoffs Friday in Boerne Qjue defensive strength on the Lady Rangers roster is goalie Kristy Vaughen who is spoken of highly by her teammates There were numerous saves she made in the Hays Schwethelm said There was one game where she made a save with her As the Lady Rangers prepare for their first postseason game they are getting positive reviews for their preparation from their coach Weve had two good Miller said Our term has been hus Hustle on and field Qijr last game was a disappointing loss and the kids are working on changing that Right now were working on basic skills utilizing the space opening up and working as a Some players currently are dealing with nagging injuries Miller said She said the key to being successful in the playoffs is for the players to stay healthy not give up play hard and focus on the next game Theyre attitudes are good right now and thats what we she said Stars goalie returns after arrest EAST RUTHERFORD AP A week after being arrested in the assault of a hotel security guard an apologetic Ed Belfour rejoined the Dallas Stars on Wednesday promising to do his best to lead the team to a sec ond straight Stanley Cup Belfour worked out with his team mates for about 30 minutes during a pregame skate for Wednesday nights game at the Continental Airlines Arena against the New Jersey Devils Belfour Wednesdays game Dallas Stars 3 New Jersey Devils 2 whose performance in the playoffs helped the Stars win the Cup stayed on the ice about an extra 25 minutes work ing with the coaching staff Manny Fernandez who had started the four games since Belfours arrest last Wednesday was scheduled to start against the Devils with Belfour being his backup Belfour hopes to start Saturday at Chicago He refused to discuss his arrest on the advice of his attorney Im just happy to be back said Belfour who has a 28185 record with a goals against average and a 919 save percentage all among the NHEs best this season This could be the catalyst we need We have been playing well but if we get some quality minutes out of Sean we are going to be that much David Robinson Elliotts return spurs San Antonio SAN ANTONIO AP Sean Elliott has the San Antonio Spurs plotting new possi bilities just one game into his comeback from a kidney transplant This could be the catalyst we David Robinson said We have been play ing well but if we get some quality minutes out of Sean we are going to be that much UPCOMING GAMES Tonight at home against Dallas Saturday March 18 at home against Denver Tuesday March 21 at DallasW Wednesday March 22 at home against the LA Clippers Starting the game but play ing only 12 mi n u t e s Tuesday night Elliott shot 1 for3 and thrilled the Alamodome crowd with a dazzling dunk in the third quarter That basket ignited a 60 spurt for San Antonio which pulled away from Atlanta in the final period to win 9479 Elliott also had a defensive rebound and an assist Seven months earlier Elliott received a kidney from his older brother Noel The 32 yearold forward had focal glomeruloscle rosis a disease that prevents the kidneys from properly filtering waste from the blood It could have worsened to the point of forcing Elliott to undergo dialysis With his comeback Elliott became the first pro athlete in a major sport to return to competition after a kidney transplant It feels really Elliott said after a hard practice Wednesday Im expecting my endurance and my stamina to get much Coach Gregg Popovich opted to start Elliott on Tuesday to avoid a disruption with lengthy applause if hed entered from the bench later in the game Now however the coach is expected to start Elliott regularly Thats the Elliott said wants to go forward with this and get a rotation and get some routine going into the UNDEFEATED Photo submitted The New Braunfels Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team The New Braunfels Middle School eighth grade girls baskefcaj team finished played in the seasons final tournament Saturday NBMS went into the tour the season for the second straight year with a 1 record Boththe team nament seeded as Nos 1 both the A and i teams remained undefeated and the B team were conference champions These teamrare coached by They defeated Canyon Alamo Heights Corbett Briesemeister Smithson Coach Kim Hoyt and Coach Billick Valley and Saegert
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