New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 13, 2001, Page 8

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June 13, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 13, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A — Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, June 13, 2001 Sports Too Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 625-9144 ext. 223. Sports Shorts — ►Optimists Jr. Qualifier Christine Kovalcik, of New Braunfels High School, shot a round of 84 in the South Central Texas Optimists Junior Golf Qualifier Monday to qualify for the Optimist National Tournament scheduled for July 12-22. Kovalcik finished second in the girls 16-18 division behind Nicole Melton, who shot a 77 at Northern Hills Country Club in San Antonio. Melton and Kovalcik will play in the PGA sponsored national tournament in West Palm Beach, Fla. ►AJGA Texace Shootout Several junior golfers from the New Braunfels area recently competed in the AJGA Texace San Antonio Shootout at Fair Oaks Golf and Country Club. In the girls division, Canyon’s Brenda Norris took 14th after a three-round total 239 (79-79-81). Smithson Valley’s Julia Best placed 21st with a three-round total 249 (86-80-83). New Braunfels’ Stephanie Schaeffer finished 23rd with a three-round total 262 (84-92-86). Brittany Lang of McKinney overcame a shaky back nine to claim her first AJGA title with a three-day total of 219 (72-70-77). In the boys division, New Braunfels’ Gatlyn McDonald was 70th after three rounds with a 232 (82-75-75). Tyler Leon of Dallas defeated Ryan Posey of Dallas in a one-hole playoff to claim his AJGA title with a 54-hole score of 213 (71-69-73). ►NFL playoffs NEW YORK (AP) — NFL playoff games are going prime time. Trying to reach a wider TV audience, the NFL said Tuesday that it was scheduling playoff games in prime time for the first time, pushing back kickoffs for some wild-card and divisional contests. The four Saturday playoff games next season will start at 3:30 or 7 p.m. CST. In past seasons, those games started at either 11:30 or 3 p.m. CST Six of the eight wild-card and divisional playoff games last season drew lower TV ratings than the year before. “This will give our fans two playoff games starting early in prime time and it will mean much larger potential audiences for these games,” NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said in a statement released Tuesday. Game lime- ►On Radio Pro Baseball Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins on 1420 AM KGNB. Pre-game at 6:40 p.m., first pitch at 7:05 p.m. ►On TV Auto Racing NASCAR West Series, 3 a.m. on FXSN. Pro Baseball Seattle Mariners at Colorad Rockies, 6 p.m. on ESPN. Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins, 7 p.m. on FXSN. Pro Basketball NBA Finals Game 4, LA. Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers, 8 p.m. on KMOL. Motorcycle Racing Grand National Cross Country, 11 arn on FXSN. Rugby Lions’ Tour, England vs. Western Australia, noon on FXSN. Volleyball World League Volleyball, Brazil vs. United States, 3 D.m. on FXSN. Unicorn Soccer Camp Above: New Braunfels boys soccer coach Todd Behling, right, looks on as his group performs a cheer to the Oompa Loompa song Monday night at Unicom Soccer Camp. Right: Dalton Mcosker, 8, of Memorial Elementary School dribbles a soccer ball during drills at Unicorn Soccer Camp Monday. The camp, which is instructed by Behling and New Braunfels girls soccer coach Al Dressen, is scheduled to run through Friday KYLE BAKER/Herald-Zeitung NBA FINALS/From 7A Jones at small forward and could see time at power forward in place of Tyrone Hill, who has been ineffective in this series. “I’m dressing and hopefully he’ll put me in,” Lynch said. “I’m hoping he won’t have to put me in, that we’re up IO the whole game.” The Lakers are looking to take away any hope the Sixers have left after three, grueling, down-to-the-wire finishes. A victory Wednesday practically clinches a second straight championship for Los Angeles. A loss gives the Sixers all the momentum heading into Friday’s Game 5. “I think it’s very pivotal,” Lakers guard Derek Fisher said. “They can either tie the series or we can go up 3-1. For both teams, it’s a life or death situation.” Philadelphia has been in this position in each of the last two series and responded by winning Game 4 on the road both times. “There’s a lot of pressure on us,” said McKie, who needed intravenous fluids to combat fatigue the last two days. “It’s important we get this win because we know we’re a good road team and we can win in their arena.” The Lakers, however, haven’t lost on the road in the postseason. At 6-0, Los Angeles is one victory shy of the record for consecutive road wins set by the Houston Rockets in 1995. Also, the Lakers are 13-1 in the playoffs, and victories in the next two games would give them the best postsea son winning percentage in NBA history The 1982-83 76ers hold the record of .923 (12-1). “I wouldn’t put too much on that,” forward Horace Grant said. “We just want to win the game. We can’t worry about being undefeated on the road. We just need to stay focused, take care of this game and let history take care of itself.” The Lakers, prohibitive favorites after sweeping through the playoffs, have had a tougher time than most expected against Philadelphia. If the Sixers hadn’t missed IO free throws in the fourth quarter of Game 2 or hadn’t left Robert Horry open to nail a 3-pointer in the closing minute of Game 3, Los Angles could be facing a 2-1 or 3-0 hole. “Whether you win by 20 or you win by one, you win,” Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal said. “If you had a Mercedes-Benz with the rims or without the rims, guess what? You still have a Benz. So it doesn’t matter to me how we win as long as we get the job done.” O’Neal’s mood was much lighter Tuesday. He even joked about his battle with Dikembe Mutombo after accusing the defensive player of the year of flopping in Game 3. “Dikembe is a great player and, of course, I respect his game,” O’Neal said. “You know, it’s nothing but us trying to bring the ratings up higher. It’ll be two warriors going at it.” You can bet the smallest warrior of them all — Iverson — will keep his utility cart parked for this one. Sports Calendar ►NB boys hoops camp New Braunfels boys basketball coach Victor Sierra will instruct a camp for incoming eighth and ninth graders June 25-28. Each day the camp will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon and the camp will take place at New Braunfels Middle School. The cost of the camp is $35 and students can register at the door the first day of camp. For information, call Sierra at 625-1558 or coach Scott Presley at 629-9347. ►Hill County CCA The Hill Country Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will have its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the New Braunfels Holiday Inn Comal Room. The Coastal Conservation Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Texas’ coastal sport fisheries. The Hill Country Chapter includes Hays, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties. Regular chapter meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month. For information, contact Doug Webb at (830) 905-2589. ►MLB tryout The Major League Scouting Bureau, representing 30 Major League Baseball teams, will conduct an open tryout at IO a.m. Thursday at Southwest Texas State in San Marcos and at 4 p.m. June 19 at Lamar University in Beaumont. These camps are for players between the ages of 15 and 23. Players must provide their own uniforms and equipment. American Legion players must have written permission from their coach to participate. These camps arefree and do not violate UIL regulations and will not in any way jeopardize any player’s eligibility. For information, call Craig Smajstrla at (281) 489-4707. ►NB Softball Association The New Braunfels Softball Association will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room. All co-ed, men’s, church and corporate teams should have a representative present. All members are welcomed. Entry fees are due at the meeting For information, contact Russell Hansmann at 625-4599. ►Soccer skills camp Boys and girls ages 9-15 are invited to attend a special skills soccer camp June 18-22 at the practice fields of New Braunfels High School. The camp is designed for campers ready to learn foot skills at a higher level. These skills include the five basic moves as well as turn-around moves, fakes and feints. Coach Al Dressen, the varsity girls soccer coach at New Braunfels High School, will be joined by former Unicorn player to instruct the camp. Camps will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Vivroux Sporting Goods. For information, call coach Dressen at (512) 295-2770. ►NBCPAAA golf benefit The New Braunfels Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association will host its third annual golf tournament, to benefit the New Braunfels Police Department, June 23. The four-person scramble will tee off at 8 a.m. at Landa Park Golf Course. The entry fee is $40 per person. There will be cash prizes for the top four teams, the longest drive, closest to the pin and a hole-in-one. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Registration forms can be picked up at the Law Enforcement Center, 1488 S. Seguin. For information, call 608-1660. ►NB gills hoops camp Unicorn girls basketball camp will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through June 21 at New Braunfels Middle School. All incoming third-through ninth-grade girl basketball players are invited to attend. The cost of the camp is $50. Registration is at the door the first day of camp. For information, call coach Larry Schulte at 629-0891 or Nancy Wierman at 625-7728. ►SV football camp Smithson Valley High School will host its annual Ranger Football Camp July 23-26. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. All incoming seventh, eighth and ninth grade students interested in playing football this season are encouraged to attend. The cost of the camp is $30. Students not already enrolled can do so on the first day of camp. For information, call (830) 885-2376. New Braunfels High School will host its annual Unicorn Football Camp July 23-26. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. 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