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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS September 2001 IB Sporting events to take new security precautions From NASCAR tracks to rinks to look for tighter security BY CHRIS SHERIDAN AP Writer No coolers will be allowed at NASCARs Back packs and briefcases will be searched at hockey Football fans will be asked to arrive Even the Goodyear blimp might not On the in the at stadium entrances and among security will be increased this week as auto rac ing and other sports Baseball returned Monday night for the first time since terrorists attacked New York and Washington on New security rules were in effect for all six including a ban on large bags and parking within 100 feet of the At colleges with large sta fans were warned to be ready for heightened The University of Michi gan is expecting a crowd of for its game against Western Our fans should expect some possible espe cially if they continue to come in at the last said Bill the universitys director of public We would like fans to get in the stadium sooner than they have in the Every bag brought into the stadium will be subject to and other measures are being although university officials declined to Several schools were work ing with the Federal Aviation Administration to stop air planes from flying near sta especially planes dragging Shutting down that air space could mean a tempo rary end to a familiar The Goodyear Tire and Rubber planned to send its blimps to the Wisconsin Penn State and Ohio State UCLA along with the DetroitCleveland NFL Were waiting at the moment for As we will cooperate with aviation Goodyear spokeswoman Jen nifer Arnold See New measures SECURITY MEASURE IMPLEMENTED BY THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Strict screening at all parking and stadium meaning that fans will have to leave tailgate parties and head for seats much Checking cars at the gate and moving parking spaces away from the Barring fans from bringing bags into Credentialed media will be asked to show picture IDs before Players will be checked before boarding charter Ahlerich and other league officials have spent the past week communicating with local the the FAA and team security The league also has security con tractors in all league cities who will work with team There also will be a large increase in the number of uni formed police at Let the real games begin League action starts today for Comal high schools BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Regardless of what hap pened before the only games that matter are the ones from here on Heralded by many as the toughest Class 4A district in the District 274A teams begin league play The Canyon Cougarettes host the Smith son Valley the New Braunfels Unicorns travel to Boerne to take on the Greyhounds and the Ker rville Tivy Lady Antlers will entertain the Fredericks burg Lady All match es start at 7 I dont know if anybody will be gunning for any one team this said New Braunfels head coach Phyllis who graduated six starters from this past sea sons state championship Were just trying to look out for our own team and hope we can knock off teams one at a I dont think you cant go after just one team in this Going into district Canyon is the only team that has reached the 20win but the Cougarettes also have lost their last two matches to Wimberley on Wednesday and Round Rock on Were happy to have 20 but those wins mean nothing starting said Canyon head coach CHRIS Lindsay a junior bumps a ball during Smithson Valleys victory obver Pflugerville this past SV defeated Pflugerville and Bowie Heather who has led her team to a 207 record to start the Were looking forward to the dis trict Its been a long preseason and I hope the start of district will give us some renewed enthusiasm and add a spark to our which opens against rival Smithson Val lost to the Rangers in the 2000 district opener at Were happy to have Smithson Valley at our place Their place is a tough place to Sanders Weve watched them Rangers play a couple of and theyre obviously a good They have a very good setter Katy Dou glass Theyre middle blocker Lindsey Schaal is doing a great job See Wyoming runners perish in car crash AP After spending part of their weekend in eight University of Wyoming crosscountry runners crammed into a sportutili ty vehicle to return to cam pus for a fraternity On the their Jeep Wagoneer collided headon with a pickup truck of a fel low Wyoming student who had apparently swerved into their killing the eight The driver of the truck was seriously injured in what was the lat in recent The victims spent Saturday in Fort where they planned on shopping for running shoes and visiting night said a Curt Victim Shane Shatto called a fellow fraternity member to see what was happening back on campus to see what was happening and was told the Sigma Phi Epsilon house was holding an Shatto said he would try to Wyoming Highway Patrol Stephen Townsend said the SUV carrying the ath letes collided with the one ton pickup truck at about 17 miles south of Laramie on All of the runners except the driver were Townsend said only the dri ver of the Clinton was wearing a seat A little to the right CHRIS Yaeko Coburn lines up her put on the first hole Sunday morning at Landa Park Golf Course during the second round of the New Braunfels City Golf Championship tourna See results on Ayala pleads guilty to lesser charge Boxer will face 90 day sin more serious charge dropped BY BADGER AP Writer SAN ANTONIO Boxer Tony Ayala pleaded guilty to burglary Monday in a deal that calls for 90 days in jail and 10 years The former junior mid dleweight contender also pleaded guilty to trying to commit aggravated abruptly ending his week long his Mike A more serious charge burglary with intent to commit sexual assault was Formal sen tencing was set for The 38yearold who spent 16 years behind AYALA bars for raping a neighbor in in had faced life in prison on the latest He was accused of breaking into a San Antonio home through a window in the early hours of with the intent to Two women were in the house and one shot Ayala in the shoulder with a The defense argued Ayala entered the house through an unlocked door and wanted only to talk to one of the whom he Lead prosecutor Michael Bernard said both sides were unhappy with the deal but agreed its the right Bernard acknowledged his case was weakened by Thursdays testimony of Sandra one of the two women in the Under cross she conceded there were several key discrepancies between her testimony and the statement she gave The was worried the judge might allow evidence from Ayalas rape McCrumb Were happy only in the sense that he will now be able to spend time with his his mom and dad and and get on with his he Because Tony risked life in this was the appropriate Ayala refused to speak publicly about the case McCrumb After his release in April Ayala returned home to San Antonio to try to res urrect his boxing
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