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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday August 30 2000 HERALDZEtTUNO Page 7A SPORTS QUICK Hrrs Retama schedules Labor Day activities The two biggest races of the year at Retama Park and many fun Labor Day festivities blast off at on Saturday and contin ue on Sunday Live racing including the El Joven for 2yearold colts and geldings and the La Senorita for 2year old fillies start at on Saturday The winning owner of each race will receive about A fireworks show begins after the 10th race about on Sunday On Sunday children under 15 are admitted free and adults are Parking is For information contact Doug Vair at 210 6517053 Golf tournament to benefit children The Third Annual Golf Scramble sponsored by the Canyon Lake Shrine Club tees off at 9 on Oct 20 at the Canyon Lake Golf Club The tournament benefits the Texas burned and crippled children hospitals Entry fees are per person before Oct 17 and after Oct 17 Price includes green fees carts range balls beer and sandwiches Cash prizes will be award for first second and third place partic ipants in the first and second flights Outstanding holeinone prizes also will be awarded on each par 3 hole as well as closesttothe pins and longest drives Reservations can be made at the club or by calling 830 8994892 NB city golf tourney slated for Sept 15 Entries are being accepted for the City of New Braunfels Golf Championship Sept 1517 at Landa Park Golf Course Deadline to signup is 5 Sept 13 with an entry fee of The format will be an individual medal play with five flights for men ages 1861 three flights for men 62 and older and three flights for women The tournament is open to Comal Guadalupe and Hayes County residents Proof of resi dence is required Frisco set to open new golf course The Trails of Frisco Golf Club Texas newest premier free golf experience is scheduled to open Sept 16 Designed by Jeffery D Brauer the par72 champi onship golf course features a full service pro shop bar and grill a covered pavilion with views of the course a driving range putting and chipping greens golf carts a golf learning center customized group instruction for corporations and junior golf camps GAME TIME Today Auto Racing SCCA Trans AM Cleveland Grand Prix 3 on FXSP Baseball Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves 6 on ESPN Houston Astros at New York Mets 6 on FXSP Rugby TriNations Australia vs South Africa on FXSP Tennis Open mens opening round and womens second round matches 10 and on USA Aggies seek offensive continuity BY MICHAEL A LUTZ AP Sports Writer COLLEGE STATION Slocum spent some time after last season mixing and matching his Texas offense He added assistant head coach Larry Kirksey with his background in the West Coast offense Pete Hoener gave up the offensive coordinators job at Iowa State to be running backs coach Slocum selected Mark Farris as the starting quarterback and added speed with junior college wide receiver Robert Ferguson Weve got a new quarterback and a new Slocum said Slocums new Aggies debut Saturday in their season opener against Notre Dame Were going up there to win Mark Farris is our quarterback and we expect him to play Slocum said While injuries have mounted in the defensive line and secondary the Aggies are deep at receiver and running back going into South Bend Ind We want to be as multiple as possible and have continuity with our running and offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe said We want to get the ball in the hands of the players who will make things The Aggies expect Farris and Ferguson to be two of the players making things happen Returning wide receivers Chris Taylor and running backs Richard Whitaker JaMar Toombs and Joe Weber also will be key offensive ingredients for the Aggies We have a lot of weapons on offense and our size is a little better so I think were going to use all of our receivers and hopefully mix things up a Ferguson said Coming from junior col lege was more of a mental leap for me I know I have the ability to play here I just had to prepare myself to be ready when I got here so it would be all Taylor led the Aggies receivers last sea son with 33 catches for 591 yards and four touchdowns and his backup Bethel Johnson added 27 catches Kragthorpe is ready to see if the off season brainstorming did anything for the Aggies offense We brought in two coaches with var ied backgrounds and tried to come up with the best ideas for our Kragthorpe said There are no egos in that room Weve made some subtle changes and others youll see right Farris who replaced graduated Randy McCown isnt expected to carry a big load In fact Kragthorpe insists that he doesnt try to do too much Mark doesnt have to go out with the weight of this team on his Kragthorpe said If a player feels he has to make a lot of big plays he usually does for the other team All Mark has to do is make his handoffs and hit his Fresh volleyball action K JESSIE The Unicorns freshman volleyball team practices before a trimatch against McCallum and Hays on Tuesday at New Braunfels High School While the var sity and JV teams played at Hays Kuerten ousted by Australian qualifier KUERTEN Comets honored with parade BY MARK BABINECK Associated Press Writer HOUSTON In whats become an annu al rite of summer Houston Comets fans ignored ovenlike heat to honor the fourtime WNBA champions and implore star Cynthia Cooper to stick around I think I speak for everyone here this afternoon Please reconsider your retire Mayor Lee Brown told Cooper on the steps of City Hall as thousands of fans crowded Hermann Square below Brown added that he intended to push through an ordinance to make it illegal for Cynthia to Cooper named most valuable player of the WNBA finals after the Comets completed a twogame sweep Saturday of the New York Liberty announced earlier this year that this was her last season Despite signs and calls by the sunbaked throng to stay for a fifth title run Cooper repeated her intention to quit I wont be leaving town Ill just be chang ing she said while hoisting the championship trophy and waving to fans crowding both sides of the parade route I might go into broadcasting or maybe coach ing Some different Florida financier Les Alexander who owns the Comets and NBA Rockets held out hope Cooper would change her mind See NEW YORK AP Never shy Serena Williams arrived in defense of her Open title resplendent in tie dyed lilac and black and flashing a pert smile that bespoke the confi dence of champion The crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium was still buzzing from the dismissal of French Open champ Gustavo Kuerten the mens No 2 seed who fell victim to lanky Australian qualifier Wayne Arthurs 26 aces in a 46 63 76 76 1 defeat If the fans thought that upset would be a prelude to another Williams quickly set out to disabuse them of that notion and any thought that her recent heel injury might hinder her First she made her colorcoordinat ed fashion statement slowly peeling off her lilac jacket to reveal a sheer flowing dress that perfectly matched her lilac sneakers It shows how good I look how in shape I Williams said with a laugh Then she made a tennis statement ripping a return winner on the first point as she proceeded to crush 19 yearold Slovenian Tina Pisnik 63 6 2 In beginning her quest to reach the final along with her older sister Venus 18yearold Serena did not display her finest tennis even if it was enough to overwhelm a player of Pisniks modest ability 1 was not the usual she said It showed a little bit because it should have been a little quicker Yknow it was 59 minutes Im used to 40s and 30s now I didnt play well today Actually I was expecting to feel really special I didnt The guy that was announcing he said Our defending Open and I couldnt help but smile Other than that I didnt really feel There were times when Williams WHATS UP WHAT Open Tennis mens opening round and womens second round matches WHEN Today at and WHERE From the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows TV USA soared spectacularly on overheads and lunging volleys and times when she walloped serves at 111 mph to rack up four aces and six service win ners But there were also times when she found herself out of position when her lilac shoes got tangled up when Pisnik made her look quite ordi nary That happened once in the first set when Pisnik broke her at love in the fourth game and once again in the second set when Pisnik broke her at 1540 with a backhand at the net But those lapses were perhaps to be expected after Williams missed a week to allow an inflamed small bone in her left heel to calm down The injury flared up nine days ago during her final against Martina Hingis in Montreal and Williams cautiously retired from that match in the third set There was never any danger that Pisnik would pull off an upset like Arthurs Once in a while Arthurs a left handed Australian gets into a serving groove and seems unbeatable It hap pened at Wimbledon last year when he held serve for 111 consecutive games through three rounds of quali fying and three matches of the tourna ment before falling in four sets to eventual finalist Andre Agassi This time after a solitary break by each player in the first two sets Arthurs and Kuerten held serve the See Outdoors Fishermen can learn from Boy Scouts Through the years I have spent on the water I have found that when the bass may have lock jaw the catfish may be turned on The speckled trout may have shut off the day before I got to the coast but something else is always biting There are those people that are so focused on catching a specific species of fish that they will go home without a bite rather than fish for something else That is the way many bass tournament anglers and serious trout fishermen are 1 do have tremendous respect for their determina tion But 1 like catching a lot more than fishing I guess 1 am like most fisherman out there It really doesnt matter what I catch as long as I catch something Last week I spent an entire day looking for speckled trout My guide had told me fishing had been After putting eight hours in and not having a fish in the box I sug KEITH WARREN gested changing plans for the next day As 1 began spooling my 5500 with 25 pound Big Game line my guide said You are nuts What do you think you need that for Then I pulled out my lure a twoounce floating and diving Shad Rap You ARE he said again 1 smiled and tied a short 18inch wire leader in front of the lure and said Lets go for something big in the morning The Gulf Seas were flat the next day We approached a shrimp boat that was only two miles off the jetties Seagulls were feverously feeding on the catch that the shrimpers were culling from their long pulls during the night The water was teaming with fish that were feeding below My guide said You really are nuts These are big fish and you are going to lose everything you have I didnt bring anything big enough for On the first cast of my big rig the lure disappeared the moment it hit the water A half hour I pulled in a 35pound jack fish During the battle all my guide could do was watch After releasing the jack we caught back up with the shrimp boat My next cast was nearly to the boat 1 could see the lure only two feet from the rod tip Suddenly a big 5 black tip shark swallowed the lure and took about 50 yards of line before turning After about an hour I carefully removed the Shad Rap from the sharks mouth and released it The wooden Shad Rap was destroyed and looked like a TRex had gotten a hold of it 1 was tired already but it was a good tired Meanwhile my guide hadnt had a bite because he didnt have the proper equipment Being prepared with my equipment and being willing to abandon trout fish ing was the key to a great day It turned out to be fantastic Nothing like the fish less day before Like I said before 1 like catching a lot more than fishing That is why I always have plenty of equipment It is like the Boy Scout motto Be pre Keith Warren is the host of Fishing and Hunting Outdoors on Fox Sports Southwest at on Sundays You can write Keith Warren at Box 310379 New Braunfels
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