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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS Thursday April 2001 IB Oilers ready to untie knot in Game 5 BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS The Edmonton Oilers proved this years playoff series with the Dallas Stars is After being eliminated by the Stars in five games or fewer in the playoffs for three straight Edmonton heads back to Dallas for Thursdays Game with the firstround West ern Conference series tied The confidence level is higher than the Edmonton defenseman Janne Niinimma We know we can beat these We really do Rookie Mike Comries powerplay HITCHCOCK goal into the first overtime Tues day night gave the Oilers a 21 Not only did it even the it assured a Game 6 on Satur day in And Edmontons goal wasnt just to take the series to six We want to win the for ward Dan Cleary This is now a bestofthree with the Stars holding homeice If Game 7 would be Monday in They had to come back and they did a great Stars coach Ken Hitchcock Now its our our our our turn to These losses are only devastat ing if you dont They can either be motivators or they can be situations that make you Stars forward Shaun Van Allen Were Weve still got homeice Just like the four previous playoff series between the Stars and this one has been Three of the games have gone to and all four have been decided by one Of the 25 playoff games between the two teams since when Edmonton won the series in seven 18 have been onegoal Dallas is 135 in the onegoal and won their 10th straight with a 2 1 overtime victory in Game 1 before Edmonton bounced back with a 43 win in the second The desperation in their players is When you get it slammed down your throat so many you want to do some good Hitch cock Weve been able to be on the winning side of these these See Playoffs CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS Stars vs Oilers series tied 22 Gamel Dallas Edmonton 1 OT Game 2 Edmonton Dallas 3 Game 3 Dallas Edmonton 2 OT Game 4 Edmonton Dallas 1 Thursdays game Edmonton at 8 Saturdays game Dallas at 6 April 23 If necessary Edmonton at 6 SV runs past NB Rangers hang six in first inning Fuller strikes out 14 Unicorns BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Smithson Valley jumped out to a 50 lead against New Braunfels Tuesday at Unicorn Field before rain postponed the game until Starting from the Rangers hung six runs on the Unicorns in the first inning Wednesday and pitcher Cody Fuller struck out 14 Unicorns en route to an 82 This is a great win for SV head coach Matt Gustafson This is the one we had to we needed to even things up with New Braunfels since they got us the first time at our we need it listrict With the win the Rangers 167 overall pulled even with Boerne in first place at 52 in District Our chances are as good as any right now to win the FuUer Were really starting to I said a long time we have to find the right time to and I think were starting to do that SV got things going early in the first inning with a lit tle help from two Unicorn errors before Reininger stepped to the After falling behind 02 against NB pitcher Craig Reininger fouled off a pitch and looked at three straight On the next Reininger parked one over the left field fence to give the Rangers a 30 He threw me two perfect pitches right off the bat on the outside JESSIE Smithson Valley base runner Ryan Yates avoids the tag by New Braunfels first baseman Cody Reimer 19 as Clint takes third and pitcher Craig Crow 22 looks on during Wednesdays game at Unicorn Smithson Valley beat New Braunfels Reininger Then he made a mistake and left one out over the I made him pay for The rally did not stop Kyle Mandelbaum singled before Michael Pawelek reached on an Mandelbaums courtesy run ner Clint Haney scored when Ryan Yates laid down a bunt and reached on the fourth NB error of the Chris Dabbs and Chris Van Kleef followed with RBIsingles to give the Rangers a 60 we came out really pumped up and pret ty Reininger After the rains came we found out we had to start over at We were pretty but that didnt change the way we came out and played Reininger was 4for5 in the scored twice and stole a Mandelbaum went 2for5 with a double and a run batted Dabbs racked up three singles in four trips to the NB threathened to score in the second inning with one out after Andrew Aguirre was hit by a Jason Mirori singled and Austin Chandler walked to load the Fuller then See Sonics blast Spurs 10567 in season finale SEATTLE AP Gary Payton scored 31 points and rookie Desmond Mason added a seasonhigh 25 as the Seattle SuperSonics beat the San Antonio Spurs 105 67 Wednesday No Spur was even in dou ble figures until Shawnelle Scott hit his 10th point on a free throw with left in the third Scott got the start in place of David who was resting a stiff back before the Tim Duncan played only 19 Scott led San Antonio with 14 points and 14 rebounds and was the only Spur to hit double Somaki Walk er finished with 11 Danny Ferry led the Spurs with six points in the first Seattle 4438 was play Playoffs NBA PLAYOFFS Spurs vs Timberwolves Saturdays game Minnesota at San Antonio ing its last game of the sea son after being knocked out of the playoffs last Mason shot llof19 from the His previous high of 22 points came against Min nesota on San Antonio 5824 had already clinched the NBAs best record with a 9993 vic tory over the Portland Trail Blazers on The Spurs are the top play off seed in the Western Con ference and will have home court advantage They open at home against Minnesota on Vander Pirates ruin Reynolds return PITTSBURGH AP John Vander Wai went 4for4 with a home run and two RBIs as the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled Shane Reynolds return with an 84 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday Reynolds 01 was making his first start since July His 2000 season ended of degenerative disks in his lower back and he was late to spring training because of surgery to repair his left which he injured while jog Wednesdays game Pirates Astros 4 Astros next game Florida Friday ging in Reynolds allowed four earned runs and nine hits in 5 23 He walked two and struck out Texas Christians Tomlinson ready to live out NFL draft dreams BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH As a LaDainian Tomlinson watched the NFL draft every year and imagined being part of I dreamed about being in the green room waiting for my name to be called be there wearing a suit and then putting on a teams he After leading the NCAAs in rushing the last two sea sons and being a Heisman Trophy Ibmlinson will live out that scene The likely firstround pick from Texas Christian is among the players the NFL invited to New York for the That it is happening is overwhelming for he The last two Tom linson overwhelmed defens rushing for yards and 40 His yards as a senior were the fourthmost in NCAA histo As a he gained including a Division I A singlegame record of The 220pound Tomlinson ranks sixth on the NCAA career rushing list with yards and eighth with 54 rushing Hes got a combination of Canyon comes up short in Fredericksburg CHRIS Canyons Keith tags put a Fredericksburg runner during FROM STAFF REPORTS Matt Schriewer pitched a complete game for the Canyon baseball team late Tuesday but the Cougars came up short in Scott Segner started for the Battlin Billies and went five innings before Bil ly Bob Ersch came in to pitch the sixth and seventh Canyons Chad Gregson and Keith Brangan started a Cougar rally in the first with a pair of Brandon Bugosh drove in one run with a single and Justin Thompson ripped an RBI double to give the Cougars a 20 lead after one inning of Fredericksburg scored four in the sec ond inning to take a 42 a ejrlier this season at Cougar Canyon Ipst to Bugosh was with a double in Fredericksburg late Tuesday night in Fredericksburg the Wes Michalec had an RBI sin gle in the fourth driving in Korry Lev erett who was hit by a stole second and advanced to third on a Tyler Tun nells Fredericksburg took a 103 lead with six runs in the bottom of the fourth In the Scott Schnieder and Schriewer hit backtoback twoout sin gles before Tanner Henk hit a double to drive in Canyon scored four runs on 10 hits and committed three Freder icksburg had 10 runs on 14 hits and made one Canyons record fell to 518 overall and 07 in District 274A The Cougars host the New Braunfels Unicorns on Parents Night at 7 Friday at Cougar District 274A District 274A Baseball Standings All Dlst Boerne 2241 52 Smithson Valley 167 52 New Braunfels 13131 43 Kerrville Tlvy 1552 Fredericksburg 139 34 Canyon 518 Tuesdays games Fredericksburg Canyon 4 Boeme Kerrville 0 Wednesdays game Fridays games at 7 Kerrville at 7 Pburg at 7
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