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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday June IS 2000 IB QUICK HITS Coaches players and parents invited Closing ceremonies and AllStar announcements for New Braunfels Little League will be at 7 today at the Loop Complex Unicorn soccer camp invites youth Boys and girls ages 9 15 are invited to attend a special skills soccer camp taking place at the practice fields of New Braunfels Middle School June 19 June 23 The camp is for campers ready to learn foot skills at a higher level including turnaround moves as well as fake and feints New Braunfels High School girls varsity soccer coach Al Dressen will be joined by former Unicorn players to conduct the camp from to or to Applications can be picked up at Vivroux Sporting Goods or call Coach Dressen at 512 2952770 Fisher agrees to contract extension NASHVILLE Tenn AP The Tennessee Titans agreed to a threeyear contract extension with coach Jeff Fisher who led the fran chise to its first Super Bowl appearance in 40 years last season Rocker called up by Braves RICHMOND Atlanta reliever John Rocker was called up by the Braves apparently to replace Rudy Seanez on the ros ter after Seanez felt tightness in his right arm The callup comes just eight days after the Braves assigned the struggling lefthanded closer to TripleA Richmond ostensibly to work on his command but most certainly also because his team mates had seen enough of his erratic behavior News of the recall also followed Rockers third and least impres sive outing for the TripleA Braves Submit items for Quick Hits to the Sports Desk at or by fax to 606 GAME TIME Auto Racing NCRA Speedfest Park City Late Model Challenge From Wichita Kan 2 on FXSP Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees From Yankee Stadium in the Bronx 6 on FXSP Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates From Three Rivers Stadium In Pittsburgh 6 on TBS Bodybuilding Ms Fitness From Las Vegas 3 on FXSP Qolf Open Championship First Round From Pebble Beach Qolf Links In Pebble Beach Calif 2 on KMOL Open Championship First Round From Pebble Beach Qolf Links In Pebble Beach Calif 4 on ESPN Open First Round From Pebble Beach Qolf Unka In Pebble Beach Calif on E8PN Hockey HERALDZEITUNO SPORTS Lakers dominate in overtime 21yearold Bryant comes to teams rescue BY CHRIS SHERIDAN AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS AP Kobe Bryant became a true superstar Wednesday night Coming to his teams rescue after Shaquille ONeal fouled out in overtime Bryant made three of the most clutch shots of his young career to lead the Los Lakers 120 Pacers 118 OT Angeles Lakers to a 120118 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 31 lead in the NBA Finals Superstars make great plays at big moments and thats what Bryant did three times in the extra session while showing an uncanny calmness for a 21 yearold Two of the shots were straight away jumpers to restore threepoint leads the last was a reverse layup put back of a miss by Brian Shaw with seconds left The Pacers had a chance to win it after that but Reggie Miller after scoring 35 points couldnt get an open 3 pointer to drop from the right elbow of the 3point line The two teams will battle it out again 9 Friday at Indiana If the Lakers lose that game they will play 9 Monday at If necessary a seventh game would be played 9 Wednesday at bound New Braunfels baseball player selected for AllStar game BY JESSE MALDONADO Sports Writer New Braunfels High School baseball standout Eric Sultemeier will play in a major league ball field Saturday even though he has not yet signed with the Cincinnati Reds Sultemeier who was drafted by the Reds in this past weeks major league draft was moved from alter nate status to active status for the annual Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association allstar game Saturday at The Ballparkof Arlington Sultemeier still weighing his options on joining the Reds or playing at the University of Texas said he was excited about Saturdays game and saw this as a final accomplishment before entering the professional or collegiate baseball ranks Being selected for the allstar game in Arlington is like icing on the cake for my Sultemeier said This is an honor being cho sen from a large group of players in a region that has Houston and Worth area Don English chairman of the Texas High School Baseball Association said because of the big pool of talent two allstar games will be played The first game begins at 3 and will showcase high school seniors from class 1A 2A Photo Illustration by KJESSIE Sultemeier will represent New Braunfels HS in the game in Arlington thjs Saturday high school seniors are invited to the game and 3A teams The second game in which Sultemeier will play is expected to begin at and will showcase the 4A and 5A seniors We host the game at a major league ball park because this probably will be for some players the only opportunity they will get to play in a professional English said Secondly we select only 20 seniors for both teams so this tells them thatthey will be playing with the best players in the High school baseball coaches from around the state submitted nominations at the end of the regular baseball season to the asso ciation board The board selects players based on the number of nominations and the players overall statistics and abilities English said the decision in selecting Sultemeier was based on his overall season statistics There were a couple of coaches that had seen Eric English said The way we go about selecting is we go on the nomination forms but it always helps when one of the board mem bers has seen the players Sultemeier is expected to play shortstop for the north team Of the four regions in the state regions one and two make up the north teams and regions three and four are the south team Sultemeier will join seniors from San Antonio Taft and Madison High School The allstar game began in 1972 and also has been played at the Astrodome in Houston The news of Sultemeiers selection came as a surprise for New Braunfels head baseball coach Dave Thomas However Thomas said Sultemeiers four years of hard work at NBHS paid off with this prestigious selec tion This is another star in his baseball Thomas said He already has numerous honors and this is just another but I think this is great for the community of New Braunfels consider ing the other cities in the state As a coach you always hope that one of your kids gets recognized as much as they deserve and certainly Eric deserves all the recog nition When I found out about this I was pretty excit PGA Golfers honor Stewart BY PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer PEBBLE BEACH Calif AP To a command of ready aim the worlds best golfers whacked balls over the jagged coastline at the 18th fairway and into the Pacific A perfect way to honor a champion the late Payne Stewart The two groups hit the balls into Carmel Bay the second one making sure to clear the man who paddled up in a small boat tipped his cap and shouted We love you The 1999 Open winner died in an October plane crash leaving behind a void that family and friends were still strug gling to cope with as they gathered Wednesday on the 18th green at Pebble Beach one of the most hallowed spots in golf Tracey Stewart choked up as she talked about losing her husband The past couple of months have been extremely she said Theres a huge void in my heart that only Payne can Paul Azinger fought back tears while he talked about his close friend as the sun crept over the treetops burning away the remnants of an early morning fog If golf was art then Payne was the Azinger said The challenge is not to forget Payne And not just Payne the golfer but Payne the Stewart won his second Open last year Pinehurst making a 15foot putt on the 18th hole to beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke Four months later the champion was dead along with five others in a freak plane crash While on a flight from Florida to Texas their jet veered off course and flew unguided for hours the victims apparently unconscious or already dead Finally after running out of fuel the plane plunged into a South Dakota field Devils celebrate Stanley Cup BY AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer EAST RUTHERFORD NJ AP Who needs a tickertape parade down a canyon of heroes This is New Jersey A tailgate party on a concrete prairie will do just fine thank you A parking lot at the Meadowlands Sports Complex was the scene Wednesday for thousands of New Jersey Devils fans to celebrate the teams second Stanley Cup champi onship in six seasons Hundreds had arrived by 4 for the start of a free Fan Fest with games food and music Youngsters played roller hockey near two giant video screens bearing the Devils logo as adalti drank Wet ind tnjoytd food Many wore rtd and white Devils jerseys Ryaa Partley 13 of Glen Ridge said he had no problem with the parking lot venue Ifi mort tntir he mid Later a cfltbratoto feature a the teams championship season and player introductions The Devils beat the Dallas Stars 21 in double overtime Saturday pro pelling them to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1995 when they swept the Detroit Red Wings in the finals More than fans turned out for a victory celebration after that Stanley Cup though their enthusiasm was somewhat clouded by the teams threatened move to Nashville DeviU Stay Please read one sign at the 1999 rally reflecting the prevail ing fan sentiment That celebration too wai held in the parking lots out side the Devils building now called Continental Airlines Arena There were other about tht future Wednesday although an outof statc move wasnt one of them The team is about to change bandi John MoMullen sold the team to for million and will 1 control July 12 Tht team is tot Golf tournament champions Photo submitted Members of tht Lancia Ladies Qolf Association brought home for the second year in a row the dub award from the annual San Antonio Womens Amateur Qolf Tournament Players are Nancy Gorman Marykay Twite Pearte Chase Wright Jackie Scott Vlrgie van Kleef Nancy Fevcjd and Shannon Not pictured are Betty
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